Renaissance to host Mr. Schurr High show
by Katrina Lin
Renaissance will host the 18th annual Mr. Schurr High competition March 9 in the auditorium from 7-9:30 p.m.
Twenty-four contestants will compete in three categories: Formal Wear, Beach Wear and Talent. The top five contestants are decided by the total number of points accrued from the judging of these categories and will answer a final question on the spot to determine a winner.
“I want to participate in Mr. Schurr High mainly to get out of my ‘comfort zone’ and most of all, to make the best of my high school experience and show off my creativity and talent,” said junior Issac Martin. “I would encourage others to do it because it’s an experience you can never forget, and you can meet new people.”
The winner will receive a crown, a poster, a sash, $100, free tuxedo rental from the Men’s Warehouse and two tickets to the Sadies Hawkins Dance. Awards, such as “People Champ,” “Best Talent” and “Most Tickets,” will also be presented to the respective winning contestants.
“My expectations for this contest is to just have fun; the last thing I care about is winning,” said senior Miguel Aguero. “I decided to participate just so I can make my senior year much more memorable, and also my brother did Mr. Schurr High in 2013 so I have to ‘one up’ him with something better.”
Each participant is selling 10 tickets for $10 each. After these are sold out, more are sold at a higher price of $12 each. Those that do not want to wait in line or would like to sit closer to the stage can buy $15 VIP ticket from Renaissance Adviser Kenneth Seto in Room C-206.
The tradition of Mr. Schurr High started in 2001 to raise money for Renaissance and a way to increase school pride and spirit. Students and their families are encouraged to watch the once-a-year event to support contestants.
“Mr. Schurr High has turned into a great community, and a night that is filled with laughs, support and surprises for everyone. A lot of students work together; from students that teach the dance to those that run the equipment or help each other with the performances, it is a special event,” said Seto. “I hope people realize the proceeds for the event go back to our students and school via Renaissance prizes and rallies.”