She finished second in a national contest after weeks of online voting.
The 19-year-old, who graduated from
She said she received a congratulatory call about an hour before the winners were posted online Wednesday.
"I was really hoping to win first place," Whipple said.
Whipple said she is still trying to raise money to study in
The male model she fashioned a tuxedo for, rising Central senior
"Those students are products of Central's great fine arts department," Frazier said. "So I'm sure that once we sit down and have a discussion, that money will likely go back into fine arts to help us fund more projects for our fine arts students."
Whipple spent more than 400 hours creating the dress and tuxedo from 90 rolls of duct tape as part of the 2014 Duck brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest.
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