April 23 (Reuters) - Florida's Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, scene of one of the country's worst mass shootings, will receive a $150,000 boost to its prom this year as the winner of contest sponsored by a popular clothing line, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The Parkland, Florida high school, whose prom is scheduled for May 11, was the winner of this year's Prom X Hollister Contest grand prize, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said.
The contest prize, sponsored by Hollister, a brand of fashions popular with teenagers, will enable the school to hire high-priced talent for its prom, which is to take place in Fort Lauderdale, the newspaper said, citing a company representative.
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Hollister is owned by Abercrombie & Fitch Co, which did not immediately reply to a request for confirmation.
The Broward County School Board is set to consider the prize at a meeting scheduled for later on Tuesday.
The school was the scene of one of the country's worst school shootings on Feb. 14, 2018, when a gunman fatally shot 17 students and staff. (Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)