News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Rachel Brown, 17 years old and a senior at Arlington Memorial High School, is the recent recipient of a $25,000 scholarship from Teen Vogue Magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, said the Bennington Banner. The prestigious award is given to only one high school senior in the U.S. She also received a trip to Fashion Week in NYC, a sewing machine, and shopping spree at Target, in addition to the scholarship. Rachel has been interested in fashion since the ninth grade when she began to make her own clothes. “It’s all about self-expression,” she said, “expressing who you are through design.” Rachel plans to use her scholarship to attend Massachusetts College of the Arts in Boston or a NYC fashion school. But for now, she is planning to design her own and friends’ prom dress and to have a fashion show as her senior project. Her major fashion influences?

Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. You can’t go too wrong with them.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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