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(Press Release) TLC’s SAY YES TO THE PROM initiative brought prom perfection to deserving high school students in Dallas on Monday, April 18 in partnership with AT&T®, People Magazine, Sherri Hill, and JCPenney, among other premier lifestyle brands. Designed to remove the financial burden of prom while building self-confidence among its participants, the event welcomed more than 50 high school students to the Westin Dallas Downtown for a day of mentoring and makeovers. Monte Durham, fashion director and star of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, was onsite as host to guide students in selecting from over 2,000 donated dresses and tuxedo rentals as well as a wide range of accessories and shoes. Paired with a mentor turned style advisor for the day, each student was treated to custom tailoring services, full hair and makeup and one-on-one style sessions with Monte. A red-carpet, runway reveal show included remarks from Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa that wrapped up the day, giving participants the chance to show off their new prom-ready looks. In addition to the full day of mentoring and head-to-toe makeovers, Chief Advancement Officer for the Dallas County Community College District and Executive Director of the DCCCD Foundation Pyeper Wilkins announced that every qualified participant in the program would receive free tuition to earn an Associate’s Degree at one of eight community colleges in Dallas County Community College District.