MCVAY CROWNED MR. BHHS

May 25, 2001 12:00 am
Matt McVay shows off his summer attire. ().
Matt McVay shows off his summer attire. ().

Junior Matt McVay is again the reigning Mr. BHHS for Brookings-Harbor High School.

McVay won the title as a freshman in 1999. He takes over for last years winner Alex Rosenburg, who also competed in Wednesday nights competition held in the school auditorium.

Exchange student Stefano Tani from Italy put his energy and natural comedic skills into practice to win second. Third place went to Travis Alcorn, 15.

Andrew Rosenburg, 14, also competed in the light hearted contest, which included athletic wear, summer clothing, school attire, evening wear, a talent competition and a question and answer category.

Judging the fifth annual pageant were Warren Mueller, pastor at Brookings Presbyterian Church; Pat Silveria, owner of Slugs n Stones n Ice Cream Cones; Charlie Kocher, Pilot publisher; Dr. Karen Laidley, a veterinarian from Town and Country Animal Clinic and Dr. Larry Witt.

Miranda Matson and Kelli Carpenter hosted the evening, designed as a fundraiser for Doernbecher Childrens Hospital in Portland.

The show, which included a raffle, brought in $750 for the hospital, said pageant committee member Lisa Nowlin.

Student Danae Eskridge produced a video to introduce the evenings guest of honor, Michaela Dingle, 1, a Brookings girl who had open heart surgery at the hospital earlier this year.

Michaela attended the evening with her mother Kathleen Dingle, a teacher at the high school. Her father, Art Dingle, is an English teacher at the school.

Desiree Loe performed a rap number she wrote between segments in the show. Mia Zepeda sang and Patrick Johns played guitar and sang.