Eighth graders at St. Ann’s School in Arlington will kick off the school year with the school’s exclusive sweatshirt featuring an all-new logo unveiled at a fashion show on August 18.
“We are launching a new logo, a refreshed logo and an exclusive eighth grade sweatshirt just for our eighth graders,” said Oriana MacGregor, director of school development, enrollment and marketing.
MacGregor organized the fashion show for new parents and students. On a sunny Thursday afternoon, students strutted down the red-carpeted runway as music filled the air and parents and students cheered them on. The fashion show included formal, summer, winter and gym uniforms as well as the exclusive sweatshirt for eighth graders.
“We wanted to show our parents the basics, the formal uniform and the summer option. That’s why we decided to do a fashion show,” MacGregor said. “I think they are particularly excited about the PE uniform, which they wear twice a week. It’s the comfortable clothes. She added that the school will slowly update their uniforms with the new logo.
Lenka and Stephen Romeo, parents of first-grader Marcus Romeo, one of the catwalk models, are thrilled with the new logo, saying everything has to be innovated at some point. They also think it’s very inviting and shows more of the spirit of St. Ann’s.
“I think parents, like in any Catholic school, like the consistency of the uniform. I know as a parent myself, I always liked it when my boys and daughter knew exactly what they were going to wear,” said Principal Anthony Sahadi. “The kids have always been very positive about the uniforms and the parents have always been very positive as well.”
After the fashion show, attendees enjoyed popsicles and discovered the new uniforms in a pop-up store.
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