Starting with nominations that created the slate of contestants, to selecting judges and creating criteria, to selling tickets and concessions, the entire committee worked together. Beginning in January, Mackenzie and Alexis scheduled rehearsals around each contestants’ schedules and met every Saturday or Sunday. “It took a lot of prep work and rehearsal,” says Mackenzie, “but it all came together perfectly. I am really happy with their performances.” Their goal was to raise about $700 and are thrilled to have more than doubled that goal, raising almost $1,500.

The Mr. Warrior Committee poses after Friday's event.  From left to right:  Mackenzie Farrell, Roberto Leito, Tracy Nelson, Ariana Peterman and Alexis Ninonuevo.The Mr. Warrior Committee poses after Friday's event.  From left to right:  Mackenzie Farrell, Roberto Leito, Tracy Nelson, Ariana Peterman and Alexis Ninonuevo.Probably the most fun part was naming each contestant with their “contestant name” that reflected each of their personalities.    Each contestant was judged based on their performance in the opening act, a runway walk wearing their favorite outfit, and each performed a talent piece.   

 

 

 

 

2018 Mr. Warrior Contestants

Robert Berish – Mr. Nice Guy
Braeden Darragh – Mr. 4.0
Anthony D’Urso – Mr. Athletic
Ryan O’Donnell – Mr. Sarcastic
Cole Pilon – Mr. Vogue
Billy Riccardi – Mr. LOL
Dan Ruiz – Mr. Music Man
Malik Wright – Mr. Flirt

Senior Class moderator, Mrs. Paggi poses with the Mr. Warrior contestants.Senior Class moderator, Mrs. Paggi poses with the Mr. Warrior contestants.

All done in fun, and each of them was thrilled to have participated in this inaugural event. In the end, Dan Ruiz was named Mr. Warrior 2018.

Special thanks to Mrs. Paggi, Senior Prom Moderator, Mr. Petruzzelli and Mr. Weiler who served as emcees for the night, judges, Mr. Fitzsimmons, Ms. Haspel, Mr. Maggi, Ms. Webber and Mrs. Vilardo, Mrs. Merryman, Administration, and all the students who came out to support.  Over 300 were in attendance.

A super fun event that has started a new tradition for future senior classes.  Great job! 

See the event promos below: