Andres Velasquez | Photo courtesy SISD
Eastlake High School senior Andres Velasquez won the 2021 Prom Pamper Package award from the JS House of Fashion clothing company.
This is the third annual giveaway from JS and the second year in a row that an SISD student wins the generous package.
Velasquez said he was honored to receive the award because he has worked hard to achieve good things in life. One must realize that nothing is handed to you in life, you must work for it, he said.
“I am very used to earning stuff on my own and never given to me, but this package feels good because I feel like I can enjoy it for my humbleness,” Velasquez said.
The package is awarded to two well-deserving seniors in El Paso, one male and one female, who display good morals, outstanding work and study ethics, and earn high grades in their classes.
“I love doing this because since I was a young girl, I would do stuff for the community,” said Kellie Evans, co-owner of JS House of Fashion. “I wanted to combine community service with fashion, and this is exactly what I came up with.”
The recipients of the all-inclusive award package receive a free dress/suit design with customizations and alterations, free hair, makeup, nail and photography services for their 2021 senior prom.
All applicants were asked to submit a short video essay explaining why they believe they deserve the PPP award, along with their most recent report card indicating their grades are in compliance according to the school district guidelines.
The prom package awards students for their admirable merits and hard work in school and will give the students something to look forward to despite the challenging times everyone has been going through, Evans said.
Along with their fashion business efforts, JS House of Fashion and Jakada Agency are highly involved in community service and helping students with activities, such as the prom package contest.