Six students display talents in contest for Mr. Perry-Lecompton title
by Carolyn Kaberline
Although the field was small, the competition was fierce as six seniors vied for the title of Mr. Perry-Lecompton.
The contest—part beauty pageant, part talent competition or lack of it, part question and answer and total hilarity—once again drew a good-sized audience of students and parents. Not only did the audience cheer on their favorite competitors, they also had the opportunity to vote for Mr. Congeniality.
The evening began with the candidates—Tanner Bohannan, Bobby Brandenburg, Brady Carver, Riley Davis, Conner Harden and Chris Robinson—showing off their formal wear as emcees Emily Mulvihill and Kelsey Harwood read their biographies. These biographies included not only past accomplishments in sports such as mastery of Zumba routines, but also highlighted such future goals as becoming a member of Duck Dynasty or the next superhero.
Talent competition presented a variety of unique skills as Tanner Bohannan explained how to draw a cat, Bobby Brandenburg showed off his fruit ninja routine followed by Brady Carver’s stage sweeping techniques. Not to be outdone, Riley Davis moonwalked across the stage and Conner Harden delighted the audience by making balloon animals. Chris Robinson rounded out the evening’s talent with a Harry Caray routine from Saturday Night Live.
The swimsuit competition was a definite crowd-pleaser as was the super fan competition which ended when the pyramid formed by the candidates crashed to the stage.
Finally, the question and answer portion saw each candidate answer three questions which he drew from a hat. Those questions ranged from the traditional “Boxers or briefs?” to “What’s the best advice your parents have given you and why?”
Finally audience members were asked to select their candidate for Mr. Congeniality, while the judges—PLHS graduate Addison Jones, PL parent Marty Hastert, and USD 343 Board of Education member Jamie Harwood—made their selections.
At the evening’s end Conner Harden was declared Mr. Perry-Lecompton of 2013 while Brady Carver claimed Mr. Congeniality honors.
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