Cambridge School of Dallas seniors, Allie Rogers and David Bayless, made their prom a night to remember. How could you forget the hot pink and black duct tape couple? The two were crowned King and Queen, but they have much more than that to be proud of. Here’s a report from Cambridge’s director of development, Alecia Jenkins:
“As if studying for five AP exams and writing her speech as Valedictorian of her senior class weren’t enough to keep her busy, Allie Rogers made her own prom dress. And she made it out of duct tape. Mary Rogers, Allie’s mother, says that Allie wanted to do something creative for her last formal dance at The Cambridge School of Dallas. Once she decided to be unconventional in her attire, she knew she’d need the right date. Allie asked classmate David Bayless who is known for his willingness to have fun, and he agreed to the plan. The couple spent countless hours during study breaks designing and constructing their outfits. Allie’s gown, shoes, headpiece, jewelry and corsage were all tape. David’s jacket, pants, shoes, tie, belt and boutonniere were also tape. Duck Brand has held a national Prom competition for 10 years with scholarships awarded to winners. Originally, Allie and David didn’t plan to submit to the contest. They just wanted to have a fun way to remember their senior prom. Friends and family have encouraged them to enter. Allie will attend The University of Dallas beginning in June. She was selected to receive one of the 20 highly competitive O’Hara Chemical Sciences Institute scholarships at UD. David will participate in Samford University’s Fellows program this fall. In the end, the black zebra pattern combined with pink polka dots were a huge hit at the dance. Allie and David were crowned Prom King and Queen.”
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