By Heather Lusk
As the class of 2018 enters its final semester at Zionsville Community High School, seniors will seek opportunities to come together and create lasting memories.
The Mr. Zionsville competition is one way they can bond and share their talents with the public.
“This is our last chance to get to work on something big together,” said Grace Callahan, one of the three directors for the annual show. “It’s kind of a final goodbye to the senior class.”
The event’s main purpose is to help fund the senior prom, with entertainment being a key component. Mr. Zionsville is a parody of Miss America with a big opening number, individual talent performances and interviews impersonating celebrities.
Four titles will be awarded: The top honor of Mr. Zionsville, Mr. Talent with the best individual performance, Mr. Spirit as selected by the participants and People’s Choice elected by the most money collected at intermission. The first two honors will be awarded by a panel of local celebrity judges.
Thirteen senior boys volunteered to be contestants while. Other seniors work behind the scenes serving as emcees and writing and performing skits.
“I think there’s a lot of interesting talent that people have to see,” contestant Joe Luczak said.
After seeing last year’s performance, Luczak wanted to have the opportunity to perform in front of the school. For his talent, he’ll perform a skit related to the school mascot.
“It’s a little hard at times trying to get work done but having fun at the same time,” Luczak said.
Participants have been practicing since October.
“I’m looking forward to being able to share what we’ve been working on,” Callahan said.
Mr. Zionsville is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale at zvilleperformingarts.org.