The hourlong show also featured surprise appearances from WNBA Chicago Sky player and runway model Cheyenne Parker, and international supermodel Alanna Arrington. Additionally, Kilwins Chocolates Fudge & Ice Cream co-owner and model, Janel Carrington, announced that her shop will be providing free ice cream cones to students in honor of the graduating class of 2020.
Since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, SCJR Productions LLC has provided 53 new scholarships to high school and college students who are participants in fashion programs in their respective schools. Among the eight scholarships provided, Kenwood Academy High School senior Darius Donald was the recipient of the Bud Billiken® Scholarship Program. Students Jordan Mundy and T-Star Hawkins, were awarded with a scholarship from the Black McDonald’s Operators Association’s regional manager, Vincent Hale, and the Gordon Family Giving Foundation. High school seniors Christina Johnson, Nyla Ealey and Zariah Reid were given the Chicago Youth Scholarship Award from DJ Peoples and Andre T. Mitchell’s Dream Team Real Estate.
Throughout each segment of the fashion show, the students continuously expressed gratitude for the scholarships they were awarded.
“I would like to thank DJ Peoples, Andre, and the Dream Team for the scholarship, and Mr. Coleman for all of the opportunities,” said Nyla Ealey, Kenwood Academy High School senior.