Lincoln-Way Central Names Nick Olson Schools Knight in Shining Armor
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lincoln-Way Central High School student Nick Olson earned the title of Knight in Shining Armor at the schools prom fashion show pageant-style event hosted by the Student Council on March 26.

For the title, Olson performed a dance routine in a suit he made out of glow sticks, performed a lip sync to Shakiras Hips Dont Lie, modeled prom fashions, and answered formal questions. Although known for being outgoing, Olson said this was his first time performing on a stage.

It was a fun competition. I really enjoyed the crowd reaction, listening to them cheering and laughing throughout the show, Olson said. In the minutes before the competition started, I was extremely nervous, but as soon as I stepped on the stage, it went away.

Olson is involved in a variety of activities including Link Crew, the Welcome Crew and National Honor Society. He also went to the state championship with Centrals wrestling team this year.

One of the biggest reasons I entered the competition was to save one hundred and seventy dollars on prom tickets, Olson said, adding that he hasnt lined up his prom date yet, but his new status has increased his popularity.

After high school, Olson plans to major in biomedical engineering with a pre-medical emphasis.

The other Knight in Shining Armor contestants included Fred Bratuch, Andrew Figlewski, Jonathan Malinowski, and Brandon Ross.

The 2015 Fashion Show Line Up included: Ben Gruca, Sarah Ortman, Shaun Palgen, Allison White, Nick Sabatini, Caitlin Rinke, Jared Redder, Arin Smidt, Jake Lysik, Lindsey Switzer, Ben Alvarado, Madison Brown, Marc Veihl, Kendall Carstens,Andrew Figlewski, Aislinn Baltas, James Bourell, Meagan Barnett, Cole Moss, Liz Venezio, Sean Kelly, Candace Finnin, David Vice, Mary Yonkaitis, Sean Studer, Delaney Shepherd, Vinnie DeBono, Rachael Peavler, Fred Bartuch, Emma Wendt, Nick Olson, Alli Ramirez, Corey Kilmartin, Maddie McLaughlin, Connor Campbell, Nicole Rote, Joe Wisniewski, Kylie Cousins, Brandon Ross, Emily Fitzpatrick,
Ethan Barnett and Claire Hilgenbrink.