On Monday, February 12, DeForest Area High School DECA hosted their annual “Mr. Norski” competition in the high school Performing Arts Center. Several male DeForest Area High School students competed in this event, including: seniors Tobyn Brockman-Breunig, Ben Georgeson, Jordan Hundt, Seamus O’Connel, Austin Rauls, Mason Scheel, Austin Rauls, and Xavier Zimmerman, and juniors Evan Armstrong and Tim Noltemeyer. Seniors Sydney Shortreed and Liam Sullivan hosted the event, and the judges were DAHS staff Nick Katsandonis, Matt Bauer, Christopher Smith, and Suellen Kurt.
The contestants competed and were judged in multiple categories such as school spirit, talent, and dress. There were multiple different talents that were featured at the competition, including violin playing, dancing, and reading tongue-twisters. After several rounds of competition, senior Seamus O’Connel was chosen as the winner. O’Connel earned a $200 scholarship, and is now the new title holder for Mr. Norski.
Not only does the Mr. Norski competition put on a show for students and the community, it also helps raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The event raised $2,697 for MDA!