Students impress in first-ever eco-friendly fashion competition

Garland ISD students recently wowed with their green fashion sense. The middle and high schoolers participated in Garland Environmental Waste Services’ first-ever Eco-Apparel Awareness Competition Sept. 23.

“Garland Environmental Waste was so impressed by how hard GISD students worked,” said Environmental Outreach Coordinator Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen. “They created outfits that encouraged people to be more mindful about how their actions impact human health and the environment.” 

A total of 22 individual and team entries were submitted into the creative competition. Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center fashion design teacher Stephanie Chase and Austin Academy for Excellence science teacher Amy Patterson encouraged participation by making the challenge into a class project—fueling friendly rivalries.

After ranking entries based on effectiveness, wearability and artistic value, three lucky participants were named winners and received cash prizes. Winners are listed below.

First Place: $500 prize

Ruth Aklilu, Sheila Alcantara, Deana Grigson and Mohmoda Rasul – Naaman Forest High School

Second Place: $300 prize

Max Lajoie – Austin Academy for Excellence

Third Place: $200 prize

Alexia Hinton – Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center

See the competition in action via a City of Garland video.  

Photos courtesy of Environmental Waste Services.