Annual Mx. Webster Pageant will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the auditorium. This contest is hosted by Marketing II/DECA students.
Last year, the competition was held virtually because of COVID-19 concerns, but this year, an audience will be present to watch.
Every year, seniors are allowed to register for the pageant and try their best to be the next Mx. Webster. The contestants are judged by a short YouTube video consisting of either a skit or talent. The acts are put on display by the contestants. Then the winner is decided by the judges. The judges are all of the students who choose to cast a vote.
The seniors competing for the Mx. Webster title include Oliver Doyle, Kaz Bergmann, Dimion Butcher, Luca Giordano, Max O’Brien, Ella Bene, Sydney Thornton, Eleanor Kanerva, Max Enloe, Tori Gray, Joe Harned, Phoebe McFarland and Jude Bronner as shown on Instagram, @mx.webster2023.
This year, the theme for the contest is children’s shows. Each contestant will have until Nov. 30, to practice their skit. Giving them roughly two months and 15 days to perfect their best reenactment of a children’s show. The signups ended Oct. 7, but in that time 13 seniors registered. In 2021, the contest consisted of 12 seniors.
Butcher said, “I chose ‘Adventure Time‘ because I use to watch that show all the time, and it was probably one of my favorites.”
As the show is a fundraiser for an experiential learning trip to New York for the Marketing and Thrive programs, seven DECA Marketing students have worked for the past month to prepare for the show.
Senior Mx. Webster producer Jacob Riefle said his favorite part about putting on the show “has been the conceptualization of the show.” Riefle said, “We had some really fun ideas on how to bring it back while still having people’s interest, but it has also been really fun to get with the actual contestants and practice for the big night.”