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Oklahoma student's creation places 1st in prom attire contest

ELGIN — Allison Pollman, of Elgin, won $1,000 for her entry in the 17th annual Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest sponsored by Duck Tape.

High school students from across the U.S. and Canada spent almost 3,000 hours and used nearly 1,000 rolls of Duck Tape to make innovative prom attire. Judges selected finalists — 10 in the couples category and five in the singles categories — and let the public choose the winners in online voting.

Pollman placed first in the single's category. She used 13 rolls of Duck Tape and spent 79 hours on her winning entry, which featured a lace overskirt.

Emily O’Gara and Ethan Weber of Lincoln, Nebraska, each received $10,000 in scholarship dollars as the winners in the couples category.

To see all the winners, go to

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K.S. McNutt

Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from... Read more ›