Patrick Flint was named Maricopa High School's first-ever Mr. MHS. Submitted photo

Friday, eleven senior guys showcased their best beachwear, talent and formal wear in a battle to become the first ever Mr. MHS.

Patrick Flint, aka ‘That Yo-Yo Kid’ was crowned the pageant winner. He said in all his high school career, he never imagined competing on stage this way, as he is an introvert. The grand prize winner not only received the title of Mr. MHS but also two tickets to prom and a free tailored suit from Nick’s Menswear.

A committee of eight Student Council members has been working since November fine-tuning the details of this event, and the guys have been practicing since February.

Raffle baskets were awarded to audience members, and the guys had a chance to also be awarded for the Penny Wars challenge (proceeds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network) and for the “People’s Choice” award.

“The guys have set the bar very high for next year,” judge and English teacher Aidan Balt said.

Photo by Joycelyn Cabrera

Alonso Chavez won the Penny Wars challenge. Jalen Reyes won “People’s Choice” and was also the second runner up overall. Caleb Wilson was the first runner up. Others competing were Kyle O’Hare, Zechariah Wooten, Nicholas Bradley, Elias Alvarado, Jonavis Rodriguez, Ethan Smith and Jayden Jensen.

MHS Student Council would like to thank everyone that made the event possible, including Josh Fink of Nick’s Menswear. Judges along with Balt were Principal Rick Abel and Jenn Miller. The score auditor was Amanda Zimmerman. Teacher Kevin Piquette and his fantastic Tech Crew ran the stage. National Honor Society members helped sell tickets and pass out programs, and the “A-Team” choreographed the opening number.

Student Council is excited to continue this tradition in the years to come. 

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