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Schools - February 22, 2012

M-A fashion show makes M-AGIC

Seniors at Menlo-Atherton High School will take center stage Saturday, Feb. 25, in "M-A MAGIC, Be Captivated," the PTA's biggest annual fundraiser, in the Performing Arts Center on campus. The show, featuring fashions and dance, will be staged three times (at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.).

A luncheon, catered by Modern Taste, will be held at 11:45 a.m. in the cafe adjoining the center.

Starring 240 members of the senior class, the fashion show has been at tradition at M-A for more than 36 years, dating back to the days when the fundraiser was known as the "Pumpkin Lunch."

"Our main excitement this year has centered around Charleston Pierce, our energetic runway coach," says fashion show spokesman Kathy Oppenheimer. "Through his Model 101 classes (six in all), he has taught the seniors to walk with confidence. An engaging person, he has given these kids a great gift as they move forward in life."

"He is bringing so much contagious energy and enthusiasm to this event," adds M-A mom Rosalie Cornew.

A former model, Mr. Pierce leads talent workshops for models, and is an event host and fashion show producer in San Francisco.

M-A seniors will be modeling clothes from Active Agie, Alys Grace, Banana Republic, Betsy Johnson, Cassis, Gap, Gitane, Helm of Sun Valley, Kitsch Couture, Leaf and Petal, Macy's, Men's Wearhouse, Milana C., Nike, The North Face, Novelle Bridal, PacSun, Patrick James, Pickled, Romi, Selix, Tommy Bahama, Urban Outfitter and Vans.

Co-chairs for this year's fundraiser are Michele Culhane, Alice Hom and Jill Smith.

Nona Ybarra, owner of Captivating Dance, will again direct the dance numbers led by members of the M-A Dance Team. Set design and art direction is by Jill Smith.

Noreen Caruthers and Yumi Kelley are chairing the lunch (reservations required) that takes place before the first show.

Tickets range in price from $10 (student) to $85 (reserved seating, includes luncheon and show). Carol Orton, Catherine McMillan and Lee Ann Yasukawa are ticket co-chairs.

Go to fsticketsales@mabearspta.org for more ticket information.

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