Pageant shines light on talents of seniors

Josie Krueger
Entertainment Columnist

Rosa Parks
Feature Editor

Twelve contestants- one winner.

On Nov. 29, a group of 12 seniors participated in the high school’s annual Mr. Webster competition, and Ben Gossow became DECA’s 2017 Mr.Webster.

Each contestant presented a three minute long talent.

Here is a look at the contestants from this year’s pageant.

Ben Sept. 1

Contestant: Ben Gossow
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I’ve lived in Webster my entire life, and I think I have learned a lot from the community and the school district. I think I can hopefully show that the personality I’ve developed can be reflective of everything Webster has taught me and the type of person it’s made me, which I believe is hopefully a good one.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Natalie Johnson.
What’s your talent?: “Cool yoyo tricks.”
What are you involved in?: “Cross country, track and field, jazz band, NHS, marching band.”

Thomas may 4

Contestant: Thomas Putnam
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I’m dedicated to the school, and I represent my community well.”
Who’s your escort?: His “very small” Cousin Zoe, from Illinois
What’s your talent?: Setting up a tent blindfolded.

Brian june 2

Contestant: Brian O’Loughlin
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I represent the community well; I’m very talented and funny.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Gillian Connors.
What’s your talent?: “Doing golf trick shots.”
What are you involved in?: “DECA, Pep Club.”

Isaac Dec. 3Contestant: Isaac Collins
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I don’t know… I’m just gonna do my best. I‘m not really try-harding it.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Alexandra Barrett.
What is your talent? : “Singing ‘Feeling Good’ by Michael Buble.”

Jack March 3

Contestant: Jack Snelling
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I should win because I’m really involved, and I’m a cool guy, and lots of people know who I am.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Adele Pohl
What’s your talent?: Unavailable
What are you involved in?: Jazz band, history club, philosophy club, Symphony Youth Orchestra, Jazz U

RJ 1 Nov

Contestant: RJ Wright
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I didn’t see it as a competition; I just wanted to be in it for college experience and to represent a community.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Tahlia Davis.
What’s your talent?: “Poetry.”
What are you involved in?: “Basketball, Future Leaders.”

Yusuf Feb 1

Contestant: Yusuf Randolph
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I feel like I should win to not only inspire people in the black community, but also the LGBTQ community, to not be afraid to do something that they want to do … I feel like a lot of people, especially in the black community, it would be embarrassing, and I want people to know that it’s okay to be different and express yourself in the ways that you want to.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Caroline Mund
What’s your talent?: Dancing to a compilation of Beyonce’s songs.
What are you involved in?: Step Team, yearbook

Ryan jan 2

Contestant: Ryan Rusan
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I don’t think I’ll win; I just think it will be a good experience for me.”
Who’s your escort?: “My mom.”
What’s your talent: Unavailable.
What are you involved in?: “Basketball and football.”

LS 1 July

Contestant: Louis Shumate
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “Because, um, I am a man of many attributes. I would describe myself as funny, pretty personable.”
Who’s your escort? Junior Kate Christanell
What’s your talent?: Unavailable
What are you involved in?: “Pep club, NHS, DECA, hockey, lacrosse.”

 

 

Billy Aug. 2

Contestant: Billy Hollis
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I’m diverse, and I bring a new and unique talent that not many people have.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Hannah Tolin.
What’s your talent?: “Gymnastics, I’ve been doing it since I was four.”
What are you involved in?: “Athletic training club, fishing club, lip dub.”

ML 3 April

Contestant: Mitchell Lazarow
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I feel that I embody what it means to be a student at Webster based on my activities and my involvement with the school.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Julia Ross
What’s your talent?: “Beatboxing.”
What are you involved in?: “Choir, volleyball, football and a capella.”

Will H Oct. 4

 

Contestant: Will Hayes
Why should you win Mr. Webster?: “I don’t know.”
Who’s your escort?: Senior Gigi Littleton.
What’s your talent?: “All 11 of the talents, except worse.”
What are you involved in?: “Marching Band.”

 

See Also: Slideshow: DECA sponsors 2017 Mr. Webster

 


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