Mr. Farmer contestants announced

12 senior boys to compete in male pageant


Edna Hernandez

A student holds up information for the upcoming male pageant.

After school today the names of twelve senior boys were announced to compete in the male pageant, Mr. Farmer, on Wednesday, April 4. The list includes Zachary Perron, Sam Runfola, Branden Lujan, Parker Webster, Bradley Sykes, Cameron Dockery, Elias Rodriguez, Nicholas Munoz, Manny Velasquez, Di’Myrius Owens, Adrian Rocha and Conner Mixson.

“The senior boys selected will be competing for the top three spots to be a part of Mr. LISD, who will be competing with males throughout the district,” StuCo officer Gabby Tapia said. “A scholarship starting at $500 will be awarded to the overall winner of Mr. LISD.”

The Mr. LISD pageant will be on Monday, May 21 at Flower Mound High School. Contestants will be judged for opening dance (10 percent), talent (30 percent), swimsuit (20 percent), formal wear (20 percent) and a series of questions (20 percent).

The school brought back this event to help raise money for The Children’s Advocacy Center. Each ticket for Mr. Farmer will cost $5 and tickets go on sale Monday, March 26.

“In the 2011-2012 school year the LISD Student Advisory Board wanted to do a fundraiser, so they prepared for Mr. LISD,” StuCo adviser Allison Stamey said. “Each high school would do their Mr. pageant and send the top three boys to the Mr. LISD. So we now have senior boys competing for Mr. Farmer.”

Practices will be held for the pageant and all participants will receive a small reward.

“They will meet, learn the opening dance and afterward rehearse,” Tapia said. “They receive a free Mr. Farmer T-shirt for participating.”

Dockery, one of the selected contestants, has a goal to win Mr. Farmer, and then make it to Mr. LISD and win that as well.

“I am participating in Mr. Farmer this year because it is something brought [back] to LHS and I’d love to experience this kind of event,” Dockery said. “I also really love to dance so it’s pretty cool when I get the opportunity to show off some of my moves.”

As this is an all-male pageant, Dockery feels as it is special.

“As a male in this competition I feel that it is a great opportunity for more male representation in the arts that will be displayed in this program,” Dockery said.