|Elvis steals the show|
|Written by Bill Schlichting, Pilot staff writer|
|May 21, 2011 05:00 am|
For the third time in the 15-year history of the Mr. BHHS Pageant, a contestant has been crowned two years in a row.
For the talent portion of the pageant, Eli Bruce impersonates Elvis Presley as he was in his early rockabilly days. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
Senior Eli Bruce, the 2010 Mr. BHHS, has once again been awarded the crown in the Brookings-Harbor High School fundraising event that benefits Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.
Chosen first runner-up was Junior Gage Northrup.The event, which is an all-male spoof of the Azalea Scholarship Pageant, raised more than $500. These funds will be added to the $3,000 which has been raised at BHHS for the hospital during the 2010-11 school year.
This year’s pageant was Wednesday night in the school auditorium. Serving as masters of ceremonies were Cassidy Jones and Manya Bruce. This year’s theme was “Rockstars,” which had each contestant impersonating a music legend.
Bruce was Elvis Presley and Northrup was Joe Elliot from Def Leppard. Other contestants were Chris Page, Bon Jovi; Jesse Carson, Jack White from The White Stripes; and Diondre Runyan, Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day. A sixth contestant, Sean Russell, was unable to attend.
Each contestant was judged before the pageant on meeting deadlines, attending practices, attitude and cooperation, their performance at the Azalea pageant, and T-shirt sales.
During the pageant, judges Paige Lindley, Alan Nidiffer, Eian Savas, Monica Cooper and Willy Goergen scored the contestants on their presentation of rockstar wear, talent, after-party wear, their answer to a question, and the Dash for Cash.
The Dash for Cash had the boys dashing through the audience to collect as much cash as possible. It was announced that Bruce gathered $138, Gage collected $95 and Page garnered $44.
Entertainment was provided by the Azalea Festival court. Queen Liz Lindley and princesses Brianne Dodgen, Meredith Horel, Ashley Juarez and Emilee Bottoms reprised their opening dance from the Azalea pageant.