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Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Annie Huang

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Ms. meets Mr. Viking

The annual Samo Mr. Viking competition recently became the Mr. and Ms. Viking competition, making it open to both senior girls and boys. The event, held on Monday, March 13, was held by ASB to fundraise for Samo.

The competition consists of a formal wear, talent and casual wear portion, followed by additional question for the finalists. One male winner and one female winner of the competition won two prom night tickets, one grad night ticket and a yearbook. Runners-up won a grad night ticket and a yearbook.

Male competitors included Jaredan Levin, Brandon Cohen, Duncan Smith, Iman Honardoost, Kai Hakamori, Matteo Paoli, Daniel Juan and Andrew Gomez.

Female competitors were Stephanie Button, Diana Cruz, Jane Wickline, Katie Saunders, Jessica Ramirez, Amalia Davis Del Piccolo, Jazlyn Landaverde and Nathaly Orozco.

Talents included singing, dancing, comedy and music, while the outfit competitions featured personality and style.

The winners of the competition, crowned Samo’s Mr. and Ms. Viking 2017, were Paoli and Button. Runners-up were Saunders, Landaverde and Levin.

Bryn Boyd, Activities Director at Samo and head of ASB, believes the competition was a huge success.

“I was really impressed with the ASB committee that put it on because they did everything from start to finish. It was truly a student run production between ASB and the Theater Tech Class.” Boyd said. “I also like how we had essentially two competitions running at the same time.”

Smith enjoyed the entire experience of competing in the Mr. Viking competition, and as one of the ending events to his high school career.

“It was a lot of fun. There was no jealousy or who’s going to win, that type of stuff. It was a really nice exchange of talents,” Smith said. “It’s been a great four years. I’m trying to do as much stuff as I can before I graduate.”
Overall it was another successful Samo event with a new twist to it, having the first ever Ms. Viking competition. With the $10 tickets, it was also a good fundraiser for Samo towards all Samo activities.


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