Virginia Paz, a Walker High School graduate, won a full-tuition scholarship to the Aveda Institute by competing in their Catwalk for Water event on March 20. The Catwalk for Water Fashion Show is an annual event hosted by Aveda Institutes South that promotes clean water awareness by featuring looks that blend style and sustainability, and funds raised from these events are dedicated to organizations that raise awareness to the importance of protecting clean water, globally and regionally. The fashion show doubles as a contest where aspiring cosmetologists can enter to win a full ride Aveda beauty school scholarship. The contestants created fashion designs using only recycled materials. Paz used newspaper, and her design was inspired by gowns worn at a Quinceañera, a popular tradition in Latino families. Other contestants used plastic bags, water bottles and aluminum cans.

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