StuCo searches for contestants

Mr. Famer auditions approach


Valerie Benzinger

Auditions for Mr. Farmer will be held in the auditorium on Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30.

Student Council will hold auditions for the Mr. Farmer pageant show  on Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the auditorium. In order to have a full Mr. Farmer show, at least 15 participants must sign up via packets in the StuCo room (G144). If not enough students sign up, StuCo will instead host tryouts for Mr. LISD. The organization will accept paperwork from any senior boy who wishes to try out until the auditions start.

“I ran for Mr. Farmer because I thought it would be a fun experience to bond with the guys and do something funny that people can laugh at and enjoy,” senior class historian Jackson Perduyn said. “I recommend people join [because you can] be open and get out there, make some new friends, break out of your shell and do something fun.”

Having more students join the pageant would help to reinvigorate the school spirit. The officers want to see higher involvement and hope to have clubs and organizations throughout the school be represented in the Mr. Farmer competition.

“It’s a time for them to just go out and have fun,” senior class president Kayla Rios said. “I know last year, they only had Mr. Farmer and the boys knew they could win $100 if they got first place, but they were just out there to have fun and make people laugh. Our school pride is down, so I feel like it’s a time for the boys to try and push that.”

Though Mr. Farmer and Mr. LISD do have financial motivators for contestants through the scholarships that can be won, the remaining profits after the scholarships are given out to different charities every year. The main purpose for students to participate is to create an entertaining experience for the audience.

“All the funds made from Mr. LISD will go to the $500 scholarship for the first-place winner,” StuCo adviser Allison Stamey said. “The back to school fair is the charity this year.”

Those who are already signed up, such as Perduyn, hope to garner enough participants to host a full competition at the school.

“I’m most looking forward to [seeing] everyone’s talent,” Perduyn said. “I think it’s going to be funny and really interesting to see what everyone has to bring to the table. For my talent, I’m doing a dance piece from a movie, so that’ll be fun.”