Fashionable fundraising at LBHS


Through student, staff and parent collaboration, Long Beach High School’s auditorium stage was transformed to a runway for the 28th annual Morning Madness Fashion Show. On March 20, senior class models stepped into the bright lights and showed off a variety of prom styles. 

This annual fundraiser is organized by the Parent Teacher Student Association in support of the substance-free Morning Madness post-prom celebration. Morning Madness provides a safe and festive opportunity for seniors to enjoy the final hours of their prom night together at Dave and Buster’s of Westbury. Every year, students look forward to entering raffles that have become known to provide extraordinary prizes. 

Spearheaded by Kelly Martinsen, this year’s fashion show was a great success thanks to many departments, staff members and community volunteers who contributed their skills. The Sound Recording Club coordinated lighting, Fashion Club members shared their expertise, DollFace Cosmetics and Bonnie Stern helped to get the students runway-ready, Maria Perrone worked with them on choreography and Adriane Glassberg served as model coordinator. 

Masters of ceremonies Nicole Codianni, Thomas Walsh, Roni Lerner and David Newman announced the models and described their attire. Tuxedos were provided courtesy of Snider’s Formal Wear of Oceanside. The district and PTSA thank all the local establishments, organizations and families that sponsored the event and look forward to another safe and memorable Morning Madness celebration.