Newark School of Fashion & Design Students Take Top Honors in Fashion Competition

“Imagine, freshman students beginning their journey into high school on [Sept. 7] and becoming so focused under the tutelage of our Fashion Department teachers, Ms. Posey, and Ms. Tabman, that they entered their very first competition just three months into school and brought home the win," said Newark School of Fashion & Design Principal Sakina Pitts.

During the competition, the Newark students were commended by FCCLA officials for their style of dress and their professionalism. They also received a nod for how they conducted themselves throughout the competition, displaying sportsmanship and resiliency. 

The students nabbed top honors at the competition after the school was one of three in the Newark Public Schools District that held its inaugural opening this year

Upon commencement of its inaugural school year, the School of Fashion & Design began the year with a freshmen class and will grow one grade level every year. The school is also partnering with a number of industry-lead institutions to provide valuable learning resources to students, including a partnership with the highly-acclaimed Parsons School of Design. 

In addition, the school is working in collaboration with top programs and brands in the fashion industry such as The Misa Hylton Fashion Academy; Dirty Soles; and the world-renowned Gucci to increase students’ access to world-class design education and prepare them for careers in the field.

Having a stronghold of support from fashion industry institutions seems to have paid off dividends, too. Newark Public Schools District Superintendent Roger León said he wasn’t surprised that the students competed against more than 450 individuals and won in multiple categories.

“They are extremely talented, and we are excited that they have a platform where they can show the world how gifted they are,” said León. 

The students were also led by their Art Education teacher, Ms. Posey, who served as a guide to them throughout the competition.

“All things are possible for those who have a willing heart, and here at the Newark School of Fashion & Design - we are destined to succeed beyond great measure,” said Posey.

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