CORONA DEL MAR — Not many teenagers have a platform that gives them access to hundreds of thousands of people across the nation.
Come Aug. 4, however, students at Corona del Mar High School will have that opportunity for exactly five minutes. They plan to have their voices heard.
CdM is one of five high schools that made it to the final round of Hurley's fifth annual Walk the Walk, a national competition that pits schools against one another in a five-minute "Project Runway"-esque fashion show on the beach during the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.
"This competition is strictly about the artist," said soon-to-be senior Krissy Zahabi, 16, the show's co-producer and co-director. "It's definitely nice to win, but for me, the most important thing is the experience."
The school will compete for the $25,000 grand prize and to keep its title after taking last year's championship.