Contestants discuss Mx. Webster pageant

Sam Klein
Podcast Editor

Soledad Lee
Business Manager

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Seniors Phoebe McFarland and Zayne Smith perform in Mx. Webster on Nov. 30. Photo by Sam Klein

Marketing II students organize and then facilitate different fundraisers to raise money for their annual trip to New York. One of the events is Mx. Webster, previously known as Mr. Webster.

Mx. Webster is a talent show where contestants were able to sign up and were then selected to compete. The contestants had to create a video based on an assigned children’s TV show, come up with a talent, and then answer a question asked by one of the four judges.

The show took place on Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium.
The winner of the popular vote and the 2022-23 Mx. Webster is senior Jude Bronner. Bronner’s talent consisted of creating a song live on stage using software and a recorder. He then rapped to the beat. About being the current Mx. Webster Bronner responded, “I don’t really think about it until someone says it.”

Senior Luca Giordano took the title of Mx. Congeniality after earning the title by drinking hot sauce and reciting French poetry.

“I would’ve rather won Mx. Congeniality, than Mx. Webster,” Giordano said.

“I kind of always wished that I could be a part of something, but I, like, wasn’t going to do it, but then Alexis (Romano), one of the hosts, came to me and she asked me to do it, so I was like, “Okay, I’ll just try it!” senior contestant Tori Gray said.

“My favorite part was doing it with my friends. I feel like that made it really fun and talking to all of the contestants who I don’t, like outside of it, talk to as much,” contestant senior Sydney Thornton said.

Contestants had similar opinions on how Mx. Webster brought them together with other students they don’t talk to as much.

“I don’t always feel included in a lot of things, so it was really nice to be able to hang out with a bunch of people I don’t typically hang out with and get close with people I’m not good friends with and stuff. I liked the opportunity to just be with people who I’m not usually around,” contestant senior Kaz Bergmann reflected.

One contestant, senior Max O’Brien, shared feelings about performing in front of an audience.

“I’d never done a solo thing on stage before, so I think my favorite part was performing my act, but having the audience react and do it, it was just a really cool experience. Something new, a highlight for senior year,” O’Brien said.

Featured Graphic by Sam Klein

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Sam Klein- Podcast Editor

This will be Sam Klein’s first year on ECHO Staff, but she also made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.

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Soledad Lee – Business Manager

This will be Soledad Lee’s first year on ECHO Staff. She also made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.


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