From stars on the field to stars on the stage, Mr. Catoctin is a perfect way to showcase Catoctin High School’s Senior class.
The third annual Mr. Catoctin Pageant was held on December 3, 2014, at Catoctin High School. Not only was it a night filled with catchy tunes, up-beat dances, and tons of laughter, but it was a successful fundraiser for the Catoctin High School 2015 Safe and Sane Committee.
Safe and Sane is a non-profit graduation committee that provides a place for seniors to go after graduation, where they can celebrate all night in a safe and controlled environment.
Safe and Sane was “established to address the very serious issues of youth drinking, drug use, and driving behavior during one of the highest risk social events of their lives,” said Cheryl Phelan, the Class of 2015 Safe and Sane head coordinator. To find out more about Safe and Sane and their upcoming events, like them on Facebook: Catoctin Safe and Sane 2015 and visit their website at www.catoctinsafeandsane.com.
This year, eight senior boys—hand selected by teachers—were given a week to show their unique school spirit followed by one night on the stage to prove to a panel of judges why they should be crowned this year’s Mr. Catoctin. The boys faced several obstacles throughout the process. The first obstacle being “Spirit Week.” Each contestent had to dress according to assigned themes. They kicked off the week with Inanimate Object Day, followed by Nerd Day, Decade Day, Superhero Day, and ended the week with School Spirit Day.
“Putting together all of my costumes to show off my personality was worth all the time put in,” said Jordan Hahn, a Mr. Catoctin contestant.
On the night of the pageant, the boys went through many events to show off their well-rounded personalities. The show opened with the boys knocking out the crowd with a well-rehearsed dance number, choreographed by Katelyn Claxton and Meredith Wilson. The dance number was followed by a festive display of seasonal wear, a show-stopping talent portion, a questionnaire, and ended with the boys flaunting their good looks with formal wear (tuxedos were donated by Men’s Warehouse).
The 2014-2015 proud winner of the crown and the title of Mr. Catoctin was Dan Miller. Second and third place awards were given to Andrew Niebecker and Randy Stull.
“Being in Mr. Catoctin was a fun experience. I am incredibly grateful to have participated!” said Stull.
Catoctin High School is very proud of these eight contestants and is honored to see Catoctin’s blue and white school spirit shining among the students.