Pilot story and photos by Marjorie Woodfin
It's official. Mr. BHHS for 2003 is Travis Alcorn, and the runner-up is Andrew Rosenberg.
It was a tough assignment and the judges, Pat Silveria, Pat McVay, Patty Herring, and Patty Kroy, worked diligently over judging each part of the event.
Events in the contest included athletic attire, summer wear, school attire, talent competition, and evening wear, concluding with a question.
The theme for this year's competition on May 7, was "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory," and a short musical video about the candy land was shown between summer wear and school attire.
In addition to providing lots of laughs, the performances of contestants Matt Randolph, Larry Munyon, Rosenberg and Alcorn, plus other entertainers, had a more serious aspect. All funds raised will go to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
This year's contest raised $300 for the hospital. Other fundraisers are being held, including a movie night, a glass jar for students to drop coins into, and selling tickets to football games. Last year, students at Brookings-Harbor High School sent approximately $2,000 to the hospital.
The evening's other entertainment included an "overstuffed" Debra Hirjak with chocolate on her face singing nostalgically about candy, candy, candy. and a love song by Lauren Johns. both vocalists were accompanied by Jerry Moffat on the piano.
Paige Sthen, who was given credit by everyone involved for the planning and coordination of the event, stayed quietly in the background while the four participating "Big Hunks" did their stuff.
Andrea Green and Tarah Dougherty were the emcees who introduced judges, contestants and entertainers and handed out the prizes in the raffle drawing.
Costumes were creative and the talent competition included Randolph on a tiny tractor singing, "She thinks my tractor's sexy;" Rosenberg covered with purple balloons singing, "I heard it through the grapevine;" and Alcorn lying on his back on a wagon with eyes on his chin and a little doll hanging down, singing "But, can he love you as much as I do."
Alcorn had the video camera on during his performance to allow the audience to better appreciate the performance of the "little fellow."
Munyon played it straight in ordinary attire, singing, "Love made a man out of me."
Applause and shouts from the audience indicated that each performer had many fans in the audience.