April 04, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Mount Saint Mary College students from left, Nicholas
Terzulli of Brooklyn, N.Y., Anahi Lima of Newburgh, N.Y., and
Makayla Caso of Highland, N.Y. sort donated prom dresses by size
and color in Hudson Hall on Friday, April 1.
Prom Fest at Mount Saint Mary College, which offered high school
students the opportunity to find affordable prom dresses, earned
more than $600 for the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to a current Mount student.
Held at the Mount’s Hudson Hall Auditorium on April 2, the event
distributed some 60 gently used dresses, donated by students,
faculty, staff, local businesses, and area residents. In addition
to the Mount, there were dress drop-off points located throughout
About 50 families attended the event.
Prom Fest co-coordinator Brianne Thompson, leadership
development coach at the Mount, praised students for their
dedication to the project.
“From sorting the dresses beforehand to helping out during the
event, the students are blowing me away with how helpful they have
been,” she explained.
Mount student volunteers included Makayla Caso of Highland,
N.Y.; Anahi Lima of Newburgh, N.Y.; Nicholas Terzulli of Brooklyn,
N.Y.; Nicolette Moustouka of Seaford, N.Y.; Marie Finch of Salt
Point, N.Y.; Amanda Almodovar of Goshen, N.Y.; Kelsey Simeone of
Newington, Conn.; Katie Hertlein of Glenwood, N.J.; Jessica
Radenberg of Staten Island, N.Y.; Morgan Jacobsen of Walden, N.Y.;
Bradley Moody of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and John Chiaia of Brooklyn,
Thompson also thanked St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for their
hand in making Prom Fest a success.