[November 30, 2021, Newark, NJ] Students from the Newark School of Fashion & Design (NSFD) took home Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in their first competition after being in a new school that opened just 3 months ago. Twenty-eight NSFD students competed in the statewide Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Fashion Competition. Students participated in categories such as Creative Stitches, Fashion Posters, and Passion for Fashion Sketches. Overall students placed at First Place Gold, Second Place Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Superintendent Roger León said, “I am not surprised that our students competed against more than four hundred fifty students and won in multiple categories.” He added. “They are extremely talented and we are excited that they have a platform where they can show the world how gifted they are.”
Principal of NSFD, Sakina Pitts shared “Imagine, freshman students beginning their journey into high school on September 7, 2021, and becoming so focused under the tutelage of our Fashion Department Teachers, Ms. Posey, and Ms. Tabman, that they entered their very first Competition just three months into school and brought home the win!”
Ms. Posey, teacher of Art Education at NSFD is proud of her students and encourages them to do their best. Serving as guidance during the competition, she shared “All things are possible for those who have a willing heart, and here at the Newark School of Fashion & Design - we are destined to succeed beyond great measure.”
During the competition, the President of the FCCLA remarked on the impressive manner in which the students of NSFD displayed sportsmanship and resiliency. Students were commended for their style of dress, as well as their professionalism and how they conducted themselves throughout the competition.
The Newark Board of Education couldn’t be any prouder of the innovation and creativity exhibited by the students at the Newark School of Fashion & Design. It is with much excitement that we look forward to all that they will accomplish within the next four years and on.
For more information, please contact:
Nancy J. Deering
Communications, Acting Director