Spotlight shines on Mr. Sycamore


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The annual event, Mr. Sycamore, is on Fri. Apr. 1 in the Little Theater at 7 p.m. It is a mock beauty pageant that involves nine high schoolers participating in a series of comical activities in order to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mr.Sycamore is an annual charity event put on by Student Council. This year it is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s is a serious disease that destroys memories and other important mental functions.
The event is taking place on Apr. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater. It involves nine high schoolers: freshman Luis Pereda and Drew Lawrence, sophomores Trevor Size and Jack Rose, juniors Mason Taylor and Jannan Sivaruban, and seniors Michael Heyn, Max Poff, and Chris Seger.
Heyn said, “The other boys and I have worked really hard to make sure that this event is awesome. Everyone should come because it is for such a great cause and it will be a lot of fun.”
For the second year, sophomore Elayna Berry is leading the event.
Berry said, “Mr. Sycamore is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association through a mock male pageant. It’s always a really fun and successful event! This year the audience will see talents, a group dance, Q&As and more.”
In addition to the talent show, group dance, and Q&A; there is spirit wear, finish the song, blind musical chairs, and formal wear.
The boys compete to win Mr. Congeniality, who wins the most money, and Mr. Sycamore, the winner picked by the judges. The judges this year are Dr. Yiejeda Mack, Mr. Andrew Ovington, Mrs. Mary Palmer, and Mr. Jeremy Pletz.
Berry said, “In the past we’ve been able to raise close to $2000. We really want to break $2000 this year. In order for people to help with this goal, they can buy $5 tickets on Mar. 31 and Apr. 1. Also, students can donate to their favorite Mr. Sycamore participant.”