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Abrookin students explore fashion and technology

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 10, 2017) – Students from Albany High School's Abrookin Career and Technical Center who participated in cosmetology teacher LaQuita Love’s after-school “Cos-Computing” Club continued that innovative work with an educational and entertaining visit to New York City on May 5.

 

The students had partnered with RPI earlier this year using computer software and 3D printing to design cornrow braiding styles. They saw these principles and more in action during their trip to the National Museum of Mathematics and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

 

Along with an exploration of technology and science, students viewed clothing designed by African-American designers, including a dress by Anne Lowe, who fashioned Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress.

 

They also had the opportunity to meet with Albany High alumna Armani Faison, who currently attends FIT. 

 

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The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves more than 9,600 students in 17 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

         
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