« Becker named ‘Girl in Green Dress’
It is prom time for many area high school students. Korissa Blaser and Morgan Curry of Pearl City wanted to make the glitz and glamor of prom something every girl could afford to do. They joined with high school teacher Kim Hanson to put on “The Girl in the Green Dress” event in March.
The event featured reasonably priced cocktail dresses, a fashion show, complementary manicures and up-dos for the shoppers, and many door prizes. They also announced the winner of “The Girl in the Green Dress” prom makeover.
Lena-Winslow High School junior Kalie Becker knew she was entered for the prom makeover. She never dreamed she would win. It was not until she made arrangements for the limo and picked out her dress that it started to feel real.
Becker said Tracy Dahl, district social worker, nominated her for “The Girl in the Green Dress” scholarship.
“Mrs. Dahl talked to me about the application,” Becker said. “She said my name came (to her) right away. Basically, it was girls who don’t like live with their parents or had a hard home life and that kind of stuff. Then they wrote a story and gave it to Pearl City. Whoever they thought deserved it got chosen. I was chosen.”
Becker said she won a free limo ride, prom dress, boutonniere and corsage, a photo shoot, and complementary manicure and hair style.
Becker enjoyed Le-Win’s prom on April 14 with Chase Huneke.
“It actually meant a lot because I feel like the struggles I’ve been through in my life was really challenging and stuff,” Becker said. “To receive something so big like this, it kind of makes me look back and it’s like that was really hard and it’s all worth (it) in the end.”
Becker would like to go to college and possibly study psychology. She says she would like to help other kids.
“Winning this competition makes me want to do (go to college) even more,” she said enthusiastically. “I’m living proof like there are so many struggles you have to keep going. Now it makes me even more excited to help people when I’m older. Just a little event really made a difference for me. It meant a lot.”
“Look what happened now. Good came back to me, I just kind of had to wait and go through the storm to reach the sunshine,” she added.
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