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Columbia H.S. & Orangeburg Wilkinson H.S. seniors Named Local Winner in The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

By: The Art Institutes

May 14, 2014

Octavia Htoo was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of Charleston’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Design category. Kirsten Bennett was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of Charleston’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category.  The Art Institute of Charleston is a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Htoo, a senior at Columbia High School, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of Charleston. Bennett, a senior at Orangeburg Wilkinson High School, also earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of Charleston.

In addition to their tuition scholarships, Htoo and Bennett will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where their entries will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Design category, entrants were required to submit three images of original sketches of a summer wear garment. In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Art Institute of Charleston

The Art Institute of Charleston is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, 24 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2623. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

By: The Art Institutes

May 14, 2014