photos by DENISE VAKILI

Confidence on the Catwalk

The Surf Cities chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) held its annual fashion show in early October. After weeks of training and rehearsals, 22 sophomore members walked the runway to model four separate designer outfits in front of the 250 attendees. The preparation and experience of participating in the fashion show helps the young women develop confidence and poise, as well as their leadership and public appearance skills. The NCL Surf Cities Chapter was founded in 2006 in North County San Diego, and now includes more than 300 members serving 18 local philanthropies and volunteering more than 5,000 hours a year within the local community. The NCL was established in 1925 and serves women and their daughters in grades seven through 12. Currently there are 40,000 members in almost 170 chapters throughout the country. For more information on the Surf Cities Chapter or the NCL visit www.nclsurfcities.org or www.nationalcharityleague.org.