2 Lincoln teens win $10,000 for duct tape prom outfits

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two Lincoln teens won $10,000 scholarships with their prom outfits made out of duct tape.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports Emily O'Gara and Ethan Weber won an online vote to claim the grand prize in the Duck tape company's Stuck at Prom contest.

The Lincoln couple was among 34 finalists in the contest.

They used more than 14 rolls of duct tape to create the prom dress and tux they wore to Pius X High School's prom this spring. It took them four weeks to complete the outfits.

O'Gara says the experience was exhausting but fun. She plans to use her scholarship to pursue a degree at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota.