Twelve contestants will compete for the title of Mr. Webster on Dec. 1. While WGHS has only hosted Miss Webster Pageants in the past, this will be the first all-male competition.
Mr. Webster is being held as a marketing project and will be hosted by seniors Katie Stack, Justin Deoneda and Ryan Mahl, with sponsors Nordmann’s Photography and Men’s Warehouse.
The competition categories for the Mr. Webster event will be, beachwear, talent or act, and a Q and A.
The 12 contestants are seniors Lajuan Moye, Patrick Dugan, Matt Simmons, John Puricelli, Ben Haskenhoff, Andrew Webster, Demetri Westbrook, Sean Kaelble, Rayshawn Simmons and Ben Kemper with juniors Kevin Killeen and Redmond Reilly.
Judges will be English teacher Steve Leftridge, drama teacher Todd Schaefer, Spanish teacher Jaime Schwartz and Latin teacher Jeff Smith.
The pageant will begin with an introduction of all contestants, continue to beachwear and the talent show, and finish with “question and answer.” After this the judges will pick a winner.
Because 12 boys are competing, calendars will be for sale for about $6.
Tickets will cost from $3 to $5. Although tickets are set at a lower price than desired because this is the first Mr. Webster pagent, Webster is hoping to make a large amount of money.
All profits will go to the DECA program for its trip to New York later in the year, where they willlearn about the real world market, and meet with top corporation and business representatives.
“I think Mr. Webster will be a great experience, and if it were annually, that would be great. I think Miss Webster in the past has been a bit much, but with the guys…it should be fun,” said Simmons.