The school auditorium will once again transform into a place of laughter, talent, and “goofiness” with the annual Mr. and Ms. Mason competition to be held this Friday.
This yearly Mason tradition will feature a male and female nominee from grades 8 through 11 with five girls and five boys from the senior class competing for the title of Mr. and Miss Mason.
“Students should expect a really good time. It’s an opportunity where their peers get on stage and get to be both creative, but also silly,” explains Mr. Peter Laub, sponsor of the SCA, which puts on this event. “Our students are so creative and sometimes they’re reluctant to release that in classroom settings... It’s amazing what comes out of (this event).”
The show attracts “a really positive energy and epitomizes what I believe to be many of the best qualities of the Mason student body; it's also really refreshing to see performances that highlight creativity and, well, goofiness,” says Susannah Whittle, one of the nominees from the twelfth grade. “Part of what makes the show so unique is its inability to take itself too seriously, which is too often overlooked amidst the ridiculous melodrama of high school.”
Though she won’t give away too much of her skit, “ if you like leotards, psychological thrillers, glow sticks, and Mr. Walsh, you should get off your couch, turn off ‘Amish Mafia,’ and come see our show Friday night.”
Ronald Lapitan, also a nominee from the senior class, intimates, “Although it is also fun and light-hearted as is the theme of the night, our act will be tied with the theme of environmental stewardship... We've prepared a humorous story line to perform which we hope will serve as a jump start to our awareness campaign.”
Besides being a fun and highly entertaining evening, the event will also raise money for cystic fibrosis research.
“I deeply appreciate this event for what it contributes to our culture as a school, which is one of service. There are so many wonderful clubs and projects pursuing truly noble causes, and then there is this annual event that engages students to be creative in order to contribute to a group concerned with cystic fibrosis,” adds Lapitan. “And what better way to do it than through a night of laughter?”
Lastly, Mr. Laub adds that students should come to this event because “you will laugh, you will cry, you will smile, you will thank yourself in the end for going.”