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Project Prom 2014: See the winning dress

Newsday readers picked this fiery coral one-shoulder gown

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What will Project Prom girl, Kat Grandazza, wear to her prom? Newsday readers have spoken. 

Out of the thousands of you who voted, 44 percent chose the “back flip” a saucy one shoulder coral number with a mesh back emblazoned with hundreds of sparkling crystals. The frock, by La Femme, came from Estelle’s Dressy Dresses in Farmingdale, and fit our girl, a senior at South Side High in...

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Kat Grandazza is this year’s Project Prom girl

Kat Grandazza from South Side High School in

We’re positively flipping over this year’s Project Prom girl, gymnast Katherine Grandazza, 18, from South Side High School in Rockville Centre. The senior, whose friends call her Kat, has, “been so busy all her life in gymnastics, that I would like her to take a break and enjoy the prom. A lot of her friends have already purchased a dress and Katherine has not thought about it yet,” wrote her mom...

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Project Prom: 'Field of Dreams' takes it

Danielle Trotta, 17, wears the winning Project Prom

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It’s official. Some 3,000 Newsday readers voted on four potential dresses that this year’s Project Prom girl, Danielle Trotta, 17, of Seaford, should wear to her prom. More than a third of them chose, “Field of Dreams,” a lively abstract floral number with a bejeweled Empire waist by Alex & Eve from Alight, in Plainview.

Dani, as she’s called by friends and family is satisfied with the...

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Chateau Briand donates prom, hosts shopping event for Long Beach students

Bridal Reflections donated more than 150 dresses to

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It has become a tradition for Long Beach High School to celebrate prom at Chateau Briand in Carle Place, but for many students who lost so much during superstorm Sandy, the occasion wasn't a priority this year.

“The prom committee polled seniors after the holiday break about their plans to attend the prom,” said teacher and prom adviser Adriane Glassberg. “The results indicated that our prom...

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Smile: Seaford’s Danielle Trotta is this year’s “Project Prom” girl

Danielle Trotta of Seaford is Newsday's "Project Prom"

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Spunky Danielle Trotta of Seaford is Newsday’s “Project Prom” girl this year. The 17-year-old junior,  who attends Seaford High School and is a varsity softball player, is also enrolled in the GC-Tech program in Levittown for cosmetology.

Her mom, Kathy, nominated her. “Danielle has been the 'mayor' of Seaford ever since she was a little girl,” she wrote. “She is in Key Club, Best Buddies,...

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