Key Communicators was created by Superintendent Traci Hostetler shortly after she was hired in 2015. Randolph said the volunteer group of community members works together to inspire change and act as a support for the elementary, middle and high schools students, staff and administration. Typically, a formal dress for prom or homecoming can cost anywhere from $100 to $400, if not more, depending on brand and style a pretty penny for something only worn one time at best. Randolph said that in the weeks since the idea was made public among the school, many former male and female students have shown an interest in building the boutiques offerings through the donation of their own formal wear. Formal wear tends to be hard to get rid of once you graduate and I think they like knowing that they will be able to help someone out by passing it on, Randolph said. As of a last week the boutique had 40 dresses and some shoes available through donations. Our hope is that this takes off and we will soon have an entire classroom full of options for students, she added. Eppys Attic is located in the high school building and the room is being designed as an actual boutique by a group of students in Abi Millers interior design class. Randolph said the idea of decorating the room is to allow for a better shopping experience. I want them to enjoy the experience of finding a great dress, not feel like they are getting a hand me down, she said. East Palestine is not the only district in the area to embark on this particular type of project for its students.
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“I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone,” said Schroer. “I’m usually one to not be caught dead in a dress.” Aaron Sopelle said he was excited for the mock election that would take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. Sopelle planned to throw his hat in the ring for president. “If he gets elected president, these guys might be his chief of staff, his cabinet members,” Susanne Hinrichs said of the rest of the delegation. With protests planned and Trump set to enter the presidency as the most unpopular of at least the last seven newly elected presidents, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, the Crow Wing County 4H-ers expressed some apprehension concerning the day’s events. i loved this“The nation was actually pretty much split in two over the Democrats and the Republicans,” Aaron Sopelle said. “So what might be a little nerve wracking is the actual tension in D.C. going around. Probably a little bit of resentment toward the Republican side.” “I have a lot of LGBTQ-plus friends, and so they were very, very nervous on the outcome because a couple of the things Trump had originally talked about when he was running for president,” Schroer said. “Seeing it all kind of play out, I’m sitting here going, ‘Oh my gosh, will something happen. We know that there is a protest planned for when we do leave D.C.
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