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DeAnna VItiello

Lights, Camera, Action!!

Spotlights, music, and fun will fill the air as the Nutley High School seniors get to experience a night they will always remember. Every year, Nutley participates in a Senior Fashion Show that gives the students one more opportunity to express themselves and have fun with their friends. On January 9, 2020, the show will begin at 7:00 pm at the Valley Regency in Clifton. The upcoming show will cast 91 seniors, and is headed by senior mom, Mrs. Gemma Abernovich. 


This year’s show theme is, “Diamonds and Denim,” and will act as a guide as the students figure out what they want to wear, what music to use, and what acts to put on. All acts are student-run, and it gives the participants a perfect opportunity to make the night all about themselves. Planning for the show has been taking place since February of 2019, as it required much time and effort to make perfect. “The Fashion Show is a multi-faceted event that requires a lot of hands, coordination and organization to realize,” says leader Gemma Abernovich. “An entire team of senior parents, serving on different committees really make it all happen.” 


Gemma could not have planned this night alone, and the help from many different parents and co-chair Audrey Chaves have made it much easier to arrange the night. The show requires a lot of hard work and dedication from a variety of different people and everyone is trying their hardest to make it memorable for the students. 


Throughout the night, different activities will occur to keep the night moving swiftly with. 50/50 raffles will be sold, food will be served, and the students will put on their acts. Jacob Gonzalez, a Nutley senior is just one of the students performing in the upcoming show. “I am really looking forward to it,” he says. ”I’m excited to see all the unique outfits my friends come up with, and I hope to remember this night forever.” The seniors have been preparing for this show and are working just as hard to cooperate with Gemma as the night approaches closer by the day. 


By selling tickets, doing raffles, and fundraising, the committee hopes to raise at least $20,000 that will contribute to the senior Prom and Project Graduation. As senior parents, Audrey Chaves, class advisors, and Gemma Abernovich work to prepare for the night, there is one thing they are keeping in their minds; making sure the students have as much fun as possible. “It is our hope that each and every participant takes away great memories of laughter, camaraderie, fun and sentimentality that they will treasure for years to come,” Gemma says as she knows the night is all about one of the last group projects for the seniors.


Jacob Gonzalez, and the rest of the participating seniors will continue to look forward to the night as they prepare their acts with their friends. “Diamonds and Denim” will be entertaining for the audience and will be remembered by anyone who gets the opportunity to watch the show.