George Mason’s annual Mr. and Ms. Mason competition is this Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. This competition is a mock talent show that is designed to bring out the students from grade 8-12 that best represent the school in spirit and attitude. Students are selected by their teachers for this honor.
The following students have been selected to compete at each grade level.
Eighth grade: Brian Nelson and Blaise Sevier
Ninth grade: George de Mars and Meredith Johnson
Tenth grade: Truman Custer and Maeve Curtin
Eleventh grade: Vijay Menan and Kallen Shea
Twelfth grade: Matt Abel, Chris Earman, Stephan Cother, Bryce Cooper, Jack Trainor, Claire Constance, Lia Cattaneo, Kate Highman, and Geneva Jost and Claire Acosta
The students will be judged by a panel of five teachers and five students, one student from each grade level. Each contestant will present their biography and then a personal talent. The talents usually showcase an actual talent of the student in a zany or humorous way. For example, juggling bananas or speedy sandwich making have been past offerings of contestants.
The top five boys and girls will continue on to rounds of formal-wear and interviews. The winners will be crowned Mr. and Ms. Mason and will be given the opportunity to ride as king and queen in the Memorial Day Parade. The winners will also receive gift certificates and other prizes donated by community members and local businesses.
Mr. Mark Sokolowski, George Mason science teacher and SCA advisor, recalls that his favorite part of the event is the talent show.
“It’s interesting to see the things students come up with,” Sokolowski said.
The entrance fee to see the event is five dollars. All proceeds go to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It’s a worthy cause but also a lot of fun considering the time and effort that goes into the planning and preparation by staff and students. Community members and students are welcome to attend to show their support for the school and the students.
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