Soon-to-be graduates of Earl Marriott Secondary will host the school’s annual fashion show next week.

Soon-to-be graduates of Earl Marriott Secondary will host the school’s annual fashion show next week.

South Surrey grads prepare for catwalk

Earl Marriott Secondary's annual fashion show set for April 8

Earl Marriott Secondary grads will be walking the catwalk next week to raise funds for their year-end celebration.

This year, the EMS Grad Fashion Show – set for 7 p.m. April 8 – will have a Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’ theme, featuring 120 student models showing off the apparel of 18 local clothing retailers to music from such movie and television hits as Flashdance, Pulp Fiction, 21 Jump Street and Duck Dynasty.

With 417 students, this grad year is described one of the largest in EMS’ recent history.

Participating in it has become almost a rite of passage, parent dry-grad co-ordinator Shelly Zimmerman said.

In addition to 45 male and 75 female models, more than two dozen of the grads have stepped up to help with lights, ushering, photography, videography, MCing and other supportive roles, she said.

Rehearsals began in January, and the show will open with a routine choreographed by EMS alumnus Taylor Dolen.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and include door prizes, a 50/50 draw and a silent auction of items donated by area businesses and EMS families.

The school is located at 15751 16 Ave.