Brookwood High got a bit glamorous for Halloween this year with its zombie runway show "Resurrection."
About 60 students in the school's DECA Club and fashion marketing class teamed up for the event, which featured 27 models from the school donning ghoulish makeup and masks while wearing head-to-toe clothes from Goodwill of North Georgia. The event aimed to highlight the donation company and also raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The project was completely student-run, from picking the clothes to scouting the students for the runway and promoting the event.
"I loved it," said senior Annelise Brumley, the vice president of DECA who was essentially in charge of the show. "I thought it was really fun. For the kids in fashion marketing, this was a good experience, and for the girls and guys that want to be models or want to do something along that line, it's really helped them."
Brookwood students were invited to watch the runway show, which ran three times during lunch on Halloween, for $1 to benefit the American Cancer Society. About 70 advanced tickets were sold, but at the end of the day, there were about 600 total kids in the audience.
"It's the first time Brookwood has ever had a fall fashion show like this, so I'm really pleased with the turnout and the student participation," said Leslie Merritt, the marketing education teacher and DECA Club advisor.
The DECA Club has a year-long partnership with Goodwill and is launching a schoolwide clothing drive Monday (Nov. 4) for two weeks through Friday (Nov. 15). The school is having a contest where the class that gets the most donated clothes gets a pizza party.