All Hail! Who will be Crowned as Mr. Blue Devil?


Jane Van Syckle '23, Web Editor

As the end of the school year grows near, countless end-of-the-year activities approach, including the annual Mr. Blue Devil competition. The event is put on by Student Association and is included within the group’s Charity Week events. Co-Chair and graduating senior, Libby Ebenhoeh, is confident the event will end the school year on a high note just as years past.

“I was really excited to chair Mr. Blue Devil this year because I was on the committee last year and I loved watching the event come to life,” said Ebenhoeh. “I chaired this year’s Homecoming pep assembly as well and I loved putting it together.”

The competition will hold events from years past, including the lip sync battle, talent show, and Q&A segment. The contestants will consist of six senior boys competing for the grand prize.

“Something new we have in preparation for the winner is a trident made by the art department,” Ebenhoeh said. “The winner will also have epic bragging rights and will be crowned on stage.”

The event is not only fun and entertaining for the audience, but also for a good cause. Ticket sales go directly to South’s annual Charity Week. The contestants, including Donavan Moody, are excited to carry on this tradition at South.

“I decided to be in Mr. Blue Devil because I thought it would be fun to be a part of,” said Moody. “Being a part of this event is an honor and winning it means you are the best guy in the senior class, which is a pretty big deal.”

Not only is preparation a big part of winning the competition for the senior boys, but so is winning over the crowd. Not only do the boys prepare their acts for lip-syncing and the talent show, but they are asked questions on the spot by the panel of teacher judges.

“I am most excited for the lip syncing contest,” said Moody. “My biggest challenge will be answering questions on the spot because I cannot prepare for those ahead of time, but overall I am ready to win Mr. Blue Devil.”

As for the judging, there will be one round of eliminations and one more round of voting to declare the winner. Voting will take place electronically for the audience, and for the teacher panel. Nicole Westfall, a South teacher, is a returning judge and is ready to see who will take home the crown.

“I am excited to be entertained and see the boys have fun,” Westfall said. “The winner this year will be the boy with the most confidence and who isn’t afraid to go all out.”
Among his fellow contestants, Owen Parent was crowned as the 2023 Mr. Blue Devil on Tuesday evening.