During the sixth annual "Be Beautiful, Be You" Empowerment Forum and Fashion Show, Tegeler Career Center's female students were reminded of something that young girls often forget: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
"You're the person who determines your beauty," said Barbara Henderson, a Tegeler science teacher and organizer of the event. "You have to see your beauty first before others can see it in you."
The event included motivational speakers, musical performances from local singing group Truly Unique and a fashion show.
Page Parks Modeling Agency gave students tips before they walked the catwalk to show off their latest fashions, donated by Dillard's.
Students were given advice on appropriate dress by Dr. Nora Benny of ITC Services. Students were also treated to Chick-fil-A and T-shirts from House of Dereon.
"It's important to empower young ladies because sometimes the world makes them think that beauty is only on the outside -- but it's on the inside too," said Tegeler Principal Jean Cain. "We want our girls to know that and walk with their heads held high regardless of what's on the outside." Event photo follows.