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High school fashion design students host show

on Monday,May 30,2011 17:05

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Fashion design students in high school will be showing off their styles at a local show in Illinois, according to the Journal and Courier.

Maria Paolillo is one of the designers featured in this year's exhibition. She is a senior at Jefferson High School in Rockford, Illinois, and did not see fashion as a part of her life until she modeled.

"That's where I first started, and then I just somehow started making clothes," Paolillo told the news source about the experience. "It's just been such a good experience. This is where I see my life going."

Nine students will be showcasing their work, which has been compiled over the academic year, at the show this weekend, the media outlet reports.

Individuals who are interested in starting a career as a fashion designers when they graduate from their institutions will meet keen competition in the field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a wide range of fashion design jobs but professionals can expect to make around $61,000 a year, which was the median annual salary in 2008. 
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