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Jady Hwong, a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, is one of about a dozen students who helped out backstage at the Fashion Fights Poverty Show at the Mayflower Hotel.
Kavitha Cardoza
Jady Hwong, a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, is one of about a dozen students who helped out backstage at the Fashion Fights Poverty Show at the Mayflower Hotel.

About a dozen students from D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School are helping out backstage at the Fashion Fights Poverty Show at the Mayflower Hotel tonight.

Jady Hwong is a junior and is helping a model with her outfit. She says it's a practical extension of her clothing and textiles class, the only one of it's kind in D.C. Public Schools.

Hannah Quinn, a senior, is ironing another model's clothes. She says she loves writing about fashion and this is an opportunity to see what really goes on backstage.

Laura Williams who teaches the class, is a designer herself. She tells her students fashion isn't just about high heels and glamour; they also need to know a lot of math.

In class, students sew their own clothes, produce an online fashion newspaper and travel to New York for shows.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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