Wednesday, February 28, 2001
DALLAS -- There can only be one Mr. Dallas. Sure, many will try but only one lucky lad will be crowned Mr. Dallas 2001. Dallas High School's eligible males will take stage on March 9 at 7 p.m. and the one with the most talent, style and all the right moves will prevail over Dallas.
The event is part of Doernbecher Week at DHS, an effort to raise money for Doernbecher Children's Hospital. "It's a fine community event that will raise money for a good cause," said event organizers Lessita Lorin and Bissie Holton. "We need maximum attendance, everybody's support is needed," said Holton.
This year's contestants from the senior class include Jeff Benson, Andrew Butterfield, Brandan Chambers, Aaron Humphrey, Eric Muellers and Derek Sanderson.
From the junior class, John Auchterlonie, Mike Barham, Blake Brinker, Tom Landry and Bryan Thompson will participate. Sophomores will include Sean Bitzer, Andrew Engstrom, Colin Haynes and Dylan Ordonez. There are two freshmen competing this year: Rem Barnes and Cory Martin.
The first round of the pageant, contestants from every class will perform a skit or a dance and then everyone will participate in a talent competition. All of the contestants will pledge monetary support from friends and family before the event.
The judges will decide on eight contestants to continue to the second round.
Then, the boys will have to dress to impress the judges in the Swim Wear and Formal Wear Competitions.
Only four lucky contestants go on to round three, where they will participate in the Question and Answer session. In this round, how much money the contestants raised will be one of the deciding factors.
Lorin and Holton don't have a clear favorite in the competition after reviewing the applications. "It's going to be tough this year," said Lorin, "If the applications are a good reflection, it's going to be funny."
After Mr. Dallas, there will be a dance for students and the proceeds will go to a fund for students Mason Tichinin and Aaron Davies, both fighting against cancer.