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Third Annual “Mr. Bucky” male pageant an entertaining success

Senior class raises money to help with prom costs

Nancy MacGeorge, Staff Reporter
Originally published April 7, 2014


Hannah TylerSenior hosts Hana Tadese and Kiana Louisar introduce contestant senior Aidan Walker.

Hannah Tyler

Senior hosts Hana Tadese and Kiana Louisar introduce contestant senior Aidan Walker.

Started by senior Blair Morgan in 2010, “Mr. Bucky”, a male pageant for senior boys, has become a new springtime tradition at BHS. It was originally for Morgan’s senior project, to raise money for breast cancer in honor of her mother.

This year, on the night of April 3, the show was a little different. Due to a lack of senior participants, Mr. Bucky was opened up to junior boys as well. Jake Cameron and Brian Cropp represented the junior class.

Senior girls Kiana Louisor and Hana Tadesse hosted the event, introducing the boys and commenting on both their attire and actions throughout the night. The judges of the pageant included Ms. Burr, senior “Class Clown” Angelica Liu, and Sarah Otness, a Ballard alumnus who was a previous host of Mr. Bucky.

The show opened with a dance number to “Hey Big Spender”. The boys were all dressed formally, and used chairs as props. They received great applause from the audience before they went backstage to prepare for the first of three sections; formalwear.

Each contestant made an entrance to the stage while being introduced by Louisor and Tadesse. They then drew a question out of the hat that they had to answer on the spot.

Highlights from the section included senior Miles Erikson, who claimed that in ten years he would be “making two sandwiches and putting them in a brown bag” for his kids, and senior Max Marshall, who told the crowd that his “ambition in life is to change people and make them better by motivating and inspiring them.”

The second section was pajama wear and pick-up lines.

The final section was talent, which displayed the broad range of skills that the eleven contestants have.

The night ended with a closing performance of “Talk Dirty to Me,” followed by awards presentations. Senior Sean Adair was deemed the 3rd annual “Mr. Bucky”.


Juniors Brian Cropp and Jake Cameron perform in the portion of the competition.

Juniors Brian Cropp and Jake Cameron perform in the portion of the competition.


Senior and Mr. Bucky winner, Sean Adair displays his interpretive dance abilities to the audience for the talent portion.

Senior and Mr. Bucky winner, Sean Adair displays his interpretive dance abilities to the audience for the talent portion.


Senior Sean Adair accepts his title of Mr. Bucky earned after three portions of competition.

Senior Sean Adair accepts his title of Mr. Bucky earned after three portions of competition.

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Third Annual “Mr. Bucky” male pageant an entertaining success