AVON, Ohio (July 14, 2011) – Students Lindsay Ashby and Jarrid Scott will each head to college $5,000 richer, after winning the 11th annual Duck Tape® brand duct tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest. The seniors combined creativity and duct tape to create one-of-a-kind prom outfits for their high school prom, impressing the judges, including Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan. After being chosen as one of the Top 10 couples, Ashby and Scott went on to amaze the public, receiving a large portion of the more than 21,000 votes sent in between June 17th and July 11th.
Ashby and Scott caught everyone’s eye with their prom attire, which was inspired by art that they had previously created. The couple combined vintage, modern and high fashion styles for outfits that showcased their personalities. All of the lace was hand designed and meticulously cut out of duct tape sheets. The outfits also included over 90 lilies, each with 10 petals and centered with a lace cut-out. Ashby and Scott spent more than 95 hours making the attire and used more than 57 rolls of duct tape.
The couple will each receive $5,000 as well as $5,000 for the school that had the prom, Dawson Springs High School. They are followed by second place winners, Alyssa Danielewicz and Frankie Fazzino, who will each receive $3,000 and $3,000 for Portland High School. Third place winners John Carilli and Leeza Brown will each receive $2,000 and $2,000 for Northwest Career and Technical Academy. All other Top 10 couples will each receive $500 and $500 for their school.
While they may not have made it to the Top 10, this year the Stuck at Prom judges have decided to choose six additional participants with exceptionally crafty accessories to receive Honorable Mentions and a Duck Tape® prize pack:
Best Shoes- Keith Neilsen and Sarah Neff, East Catholic High School, Manchester, CT
Best Jewelry- Jordan Dean and Michael Mueller, Christian Fellowship Homeschool Co-op, Dell City, OK
Best Prop- Christine Mrozek and Justin Skavery, Mount Carmel Area Junior Senior High School, Mount Carmel, PA
Best Tie- Christine Stadler and Andrew VanDyke, Homer Central High School, Homer, NY
Best Purse- Antwanette Green and Jalynthia Carter, Swainsboro High School, Swainsboro, GA
Best Corsage- Allison Rogers and David Bayless, The Cambridge School of Dallas, Dallas, TX
In 2011, more than 330 couples from 44 states and four Canadian provinces flaunted duct tape attire to prom. Over the past 11 years, more than 6,330 students from all 50 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces have entered their duct tape outfits for a chance to win big. To date, more than $184,000 in scholarship money has been given to students and schools.
To view all entries in the 2011 Stuck at Prom Contest, visit www.stuckatprom.com.
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