February 12, 2013
Mr. Hamilton, the campus's annual male pageant Feb Fest event, was a huge success this year. Many Mr. Hamilton hopefuls participated this year, and there was a big turnout - which, at $2 a ticket meant more money going towards Operation Smile, a children's charity organization.
The judges were a little harsh and, in my opinion, the live twitter feed for Mr. Hamilton - projected onto a big screen in the auditorium during performances - was one of the most entertaining parts of the night. Students had some hilarious comments and there were a few Mr. Lightside/Mr. Darkside disagreements - in essence, it was just some anonymous twitter users playing up the stereotypical prep and hipster, which made for some very funny tweets.
First was formal wear - Mr. Golf killed it, by the way, if anyone noticed. It was a fantastic suit - and then the talent portion. The talent portion, as I previously mentioned, involved rifle-spinning, a very strange ballet performance by some frat brothers, a few acoustic renditions of current pop songs and a pec-dance to club/electronic music that was by far the strangest, and most hilarious act of the night. Afterwards, someone tweeted "Only at a liberal arts school."
Both of the student organizations I am involved in had good representation - Mr. HEAT got second runner-up, and another HEAT member got first runner-up, though he was representing his a capella group. The Student Assembly candidate got first!!
HEAT performed after the Q&A while the judges were deliberating. We were AWESOME (in my completely un-biased opinion)! It was a bit difficult since the crowd was completely dead, but to their credit they had been sitting there for 2.5 hours at that point. I think we did a good job of waking everyone up.
Safe to say last night was not a very productive evening work-wise for me. My IM basketball team lost last night, and we are out of the running for the playoffs...so disappointing! I went almost directly from that to a Student Assembly meeting, and then to Mr. Hamilton, which was a blast but also lasted just a bit too long this year. Aw well, sometimes procrastination is worth it!
Major / Minor: Chinese / Studio Art
Activities: Model UN, Student Assembly
Favorite pastimes: Glen runs (especially in the fall!), Diner B, splurging on way too many Cafe Opus cookies and chai tea lattes and intramural basketball, usually found at the gym or the art studio
Hometown: Prospect, Ky.
High School: Kentucky Country Day High School