Georgia Career Institute held its second annual newsworthy competition on Wednesday with students showing they are into creating fashion, as well as fabulous hairstyles.
Each class was split into groups and each group was given the same amount of staples, masking tape, glue, pencils, and a bundle of newspapers that were obtained from the Southern Standard. Each group has one hour to create a fashion statement, literally.
“This is our second year,” said GCI campus director Vicki Mize of the competition. “I was so impressed with last year’s results that we decided to make this an annual event. I have to be honest, I didn’t expect much last year. I thought the outfits would be mediocre at best. I was wrong. It was amazing what they did in one hour.”
Mize says the competition gives students a break from the same old, same old.
“Our students love this competition. It breaks up the monotony a little bit. They love what they do here, but a break from it can be fun. This competition also gives them a chance to get to know one another and build relationships. We have a good environment here. Everybody gets along really well and we want to promote that.”
While no money is raised and it’s only for fun, the competition did draw the attention of the Standard with staff employees judging both years.
“We greatly appreciate the Standard’s support,” said Mize. “Our students get so excited when we tell them someone from the paper is coming to cover the event.”
Five teams created dresses for a ballerina, salsa dancer, dinner party, a bride, and a GCI cheerleader.