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Rio Americano Fashion Show 'Time of My Life'

High school fundraiser shows off students' fun side.

Rio Americano High School seniors took guests on a fun fashion trip on Sunday at the Carmichael-area school's annual fashion show.

In eight scenes, students took turns on the catwalk wearing fashions donated by local and national retailers including Madam Butterfly, Jessica McClintock and Old Navy.

The overall them was "The Time of My Life" and there were scene themes including country and Alice in Wonderland and locales such as Hawaii and London.

"I enjoyed being in the 'Mad About Wonderland' scene," said Rio senior Sara Buzgheia. "It was fun being on stage."

The show, held in Rio's gym, is a fundraiser for the PTSA.

"What we're proud of is the legacy of the fashion show," said Tracie Reed, the show committee chairwoman. "Some guests come back who have had other daughters and granddaughters in the show and some are here for the first time."

Student practiced for about two weeks before the show. Many juggled academics and athletics with practice.

"Sometimes, practices seemed long but it was all worth it in the end," said Jonny Lanthier. "We had fun."

The fashion show was produced, directed and choreographed by Lisa Schwan, a Rio alum who has also directed shows for , St. Francis and Loretto high schools.

Having modeled in shows at the schools listed above, I can tell you it is an enjoyable experience (for the audience as well). Models get to show off their personalities. The music is the fist-pumping beats you would hear on pop radio and Sunday's songs included "Tonight is the Night", "Mr Saxobeat" and "Love You Like a Love Song."

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AdelitaZMurrieta May 22, 2012 at 10:13 PM
My high school had fashion shows too and they were always a lot of fun. It looks like these kids had a blast too!
Tracie Reed May 23, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Thanks for coming to the show Victor! We appreciate you and The Patch keeping up on the local news!
Victor Calderon May 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Thanks Tracie and Adelita. I enjoyed the show and I agree that it looked like the seniors did as well. It took me back to my high school days modeling in shows directed by Lisa Schwan. Good times. Tracie, please feel free to share any photos from the event you or others took.

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