Fifteen-year-old Larry Banks of Booker T. Washington High, an artist and youth vendor, couldn't get the smile to leave his face. Kristian Moore of Overton held a dance trophy high above her head. Emcee Amber Brewer of Kirby had three dress changes while Samantha Cooper of Central and Suzi Wheeler of Jaeger leCoultre Skeleton Mechanical JLC-31 showed that they could "rock with it and lean with it" on the runway. Afterwards, one student sent the show producer a text message saying, "Thank you for making one of my dreams come true."
Such were the memories made at this year's Prom Show Expo held Sunday, March 4, at the Holiday Inn on Mt. Moriah. Nearly 400 students, parents, grandparents, exhibitors and volunteers commandeered the site for the Mid-South's No. 1 Prom Show. Without a doubt, the fashion shows, sponsored by Unique Boutique, Guy's Tuxedos, David's Bridal and AfterHours Formal Wear, were the biggest hit.
The teen models included Brittany Alexander, Tavius Allen, Corliss Armmer, Thomas Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Twin Barrels MB-23, Amber Brewer, Patrea Clark, Tiffany Clark, Lara Dye, Moriah Burton, Samantha Cooper, Kassandra Cox, Regina Cox, Leployer Franklin, Nicole Graham, Selina Hardy, Justin Hart, Raven Hayes, Cecell Hite, Heaven Jefferson, Nicholas McNary, Darwin Pitts, Briana Redic, Denitrea Saulsberry, Linitra Shaw, Callie Shepherd, Kristi Snowden, Corenthia Starks, Erica Taylor, Ericka Taylor, Christian Torrance, Suzie Wheeler, and Trent Whisdenton.
In addition to dance contest winner Kristian Moore, there were other contest winners, including Kirby High Teens for Peace, winner of the Step Show Contest, and Justin Hart, winner of the Talent Contest.
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Antonio "2 Shay" Parkinson, chairman of the Memphis Music Commission and founder of A Better Memphis, brought professional artists to perform.
Special thanks to Lex G, Gutta Boy, Nitty Gritty, Kinfolk Thugs and Kristyle, a student at Central High who made it plan that his grades came second to performing.
Prom Show founder and producer Telisa Franklin said this second Prom Show Expo was Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Twin Barrels MB-25 vision come to life. Many thanks to all vendors, exhibitors, students, and volunteers who made this year's show possible.
The Prom Show 2007 was coordinated by public relations specialist Florence Howard. Photos from the show will be posted on the website at www.promshowexpo and on the TNT Photography website.
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