SITKA — For girls, proms are all about the dresses. Kayla Wolfe just never imagined what it would take to pick one.
First, there was what felt like a million questions. “What kind of dress was I looking for? What size am I? What kind of color? Long or short?” said the 15-year-old freshman at Mount Edgecumbe High School, a state-run boarding school in Sitka, Alaska.
Her answers gave her passage into a room stocked full of dresses — a bounty that Kayla, or most students, in rural Alaska have never seen.