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Lake-Lehman sophomores Sarah Litchman and Anna DeFranco competed in a recycled fashion design competition called Project Innovate, the objective of which was to create high fashion using re-purposed materials


The competition was held at the Pennsylvania Art Education Association's annual conference on Oct. 6 in Harrisburg.


Judges included former Project Runway contestant Pamela Ptak, whom Litchman and DeFranco had the opportunity to meet and ask questions of regarding what it takes to pursue a career in fashion.


The Lake-Lehman girls designed a dress using a black tablecloth and old CDs. Accessories included wine cork shoes and a handbag made of wallpaper, soda tabs and duct tape were designed by elementary students at Lehman-Jackson.


The girls recruited Lindsey Robin, an art student from Kutztown University, to be their model.


The project was completed under the supervision of art teachers Jenna Casaldi and Selena Mazzella.


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