Lincoln-Way East to host Mr. & Miss Griffin show
Thursday, February 22, 2018
On Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., the Griffins will host the Mr. & Miss Griffin show in the Lincoln-Way East auditorium. Ten seniors who have been nominated by the student body will compete for the title of Mr. & Miss Griffin.
Nine years ago, Lincoln-Way teacher Jason Pearson and Activity Director Jaime Pearson created the competition as a means to provide scholarships for Lincoln-Way seniors. The tradition originated from Lincoln-Way North, where students would compete for the title of Mr. & Miss Phoenix, and has been adopted by Lincoln-Way East for the second time this year. This year, Lincoln-Way East teacher Laura Render has also joined the Pearsons to assist in the show. All proceeds from ticket sales are used to fund scholarships for the show’s participants. Since inception, Lincoln-Way seniors have been awarded over $25,000 in scholarships. Tickets will be sold at the door, and are $5.00 each.
Those competing for the title will participate in four categories:
• Casual Wear
• Formal War
• Final Question
The contestants for Mr. & Miss Griffin are judged by faculty judges and the audience members. Votes from faculty judges account for 50 percent of the score, and the other 50 percent of the score will be determined via text message votes from the audience.
The winners of Mr. & Miss Griffin will receive $500.00 scholarships, as well as two tickets to Prom. All other Mr. & Miss Griffin contestants will win $250 scholarships.
In order to encourage other classes to participate in the event, a talent show has been embedded into the show as well. Students from freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior classes will participate in the talent show. The talent show winner will also receive a $250 scholarship.
“We are really excited for our second show here at Lincoln-Way East,” says Jason Pearson. “Last year, we got tremendous feedback from the student body and community about the addition of Mr. & Miss Griffin to the Lincoln-Way East traditions. Coming into our second show, we are expecting our 1,250 seat auditorium to be sold out, which will mean more scholarships for our students. We look forward to another successful event.”