Mr. OHS 2019 is here!


Tiger Paw Yearbook

Mr. OHS contestants at the 2019 spring assembly.

The Mr. OHS “beauty pageant” is coming up for seniors boys at OHS to strut their stuff. This year’s theme is Hawaiian and the competition will take place April 12 at 7 p.m. in gym A.

This year, the contestants are Brandon Eckstein (Tennis), Sam Gandhi (STUCO), Jordan Patterson (Art club), Grant Gralike (FCCLA), Ryan Siebel (Tiger Cage), Garrett Summerfield (Robotics), Deven Pauls (DECA), George Sakellis (HOSA), Ismar Hatic (Civics Club), Carl Larue (Gatekeepers), Jacob Bilyeu (Soccer), Tyson Eaton (Broadcast), Jake Hummel (Football), Jacob Morlen (Basketball), Brian Riordan (Golden Guy), Logan Grimm (SAAD), Enrico Jones (FBLA), Tyler Maddock (Golf), Thomas Purschke (Baseball), Elmedin Besic (Fishing), Dakota Nellesen (Drama Troupe), Nathan Long (Bowling), Matt Paule (Leadership) and Trent Bauman (Diabetic Corner).

Dakota Nellesen, Mr. Drama, said, “I am still nervous, only for the fact that I’m performing a monologue, so I’ll be sticking out like a sore thumb against all the other talents. I am super excited to be entertaining people for the last time, and I hope I go home with the title of Mr. OHS!”

As a typical pageant, the contestants will compete in rounds and will be narrowed down to the top 12. These 12 will go through a question round to narrow the competition to top five. The top five will go through another round of questions, then Mr. OHS will be crowned from the top five. A contestant can also be crowned Mr. Popularity based on a poll from the audience who votes at the event.

During the week, Mr. OHS contestants have been raising money for a memorial fund in honor of Mrs. Holly Foley. Foley was a Special School District teacher who passed away earlier this semester. The contestant who raises the highest amount will be crowned Mr. Aloha.

“We chose to donate to the fund because I felt that it was a really good cause for her family, and they really needed the support in this time of grieving,” said DECA and FBLA member Cailyn Hickman (11).

The event is being hosted by DECA and FBLA. Tickets are being sold for $3 during all lunches this week and the price will rise to $5 at the door. Shirts are also being sold for $10 in the commons at lunch.