Who will be crowned Mr. Pioneer at tonight's contest?

Tonight the high school PTO will be holding their annual Mr. Pioneer contest in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
2017 Mr. Pioneer Contestants
Back row left to right: Andrew Lines, Jordan Williard, Conner Shelton, Steven Hollern, and Grant Davis.
Front row left to right: Aaron Possler, Nate Ferrari, Jack Drummond, and Will McClintock.

Meet the Mr. Pioneer Contestants

Andrew Lines
Thespian Society

Andrew Lines is honored to represent the L-S Thespian Society in this year’s Mr. Pioneer contest. He is a member of five music ensembles, has participated in eight plays and musicals, helps with WLSH, and is a member of the tennis team. The highlight of his senior year has been b working with amazing people in many musical activities. Outside of school, he is active in his youth group and church’s children’s ministry program. He hopes to become Mr. Pioneer so he can represent our school and its commitment to the arts. After graduation, Andrew hopes to pursue a career in radio broadcasting.

Aron Possler
Tri-M Music Honor Society

Aron Possler is the Tri-M Music Honor Society representative in the Mr. Pioneer contest this year. He is involved in five school music ensembles, county and district chorus, and the spring musical. He is the president of Tri-M and vice president of Concert Choir. He is excited to participate in the contest so he can be on the L-S stage again. This year, he has thoroughly enjoyed growing close to his friends during the musical season. In the future, his plans include to attend University of Delaware and study biomedical engineering and continue his musical endeavors.

Connor Shelton

Conner Shelton will proudly represent the Madrigals in the Mr. Pioneer contest. He participates in six music ensembles, spring musical, and plays six instruments. The highlight of his senior year has been portraying a skater in High School Musical.When he graduates, Conner plans to pursue a chemical engineering degree.

Jordan Williard
Module UN

Jordan Williard is the Model UN representative in this year’s Mr. Pioneer contest. He is also a member of the Ski and Snowboard Club.

Will McClintock
Mr. Baker's Homeroom

Will McClintock will represent Mr. Baker’s homeroom in the Mr. Pioneer contest this year. Throughout high school, Will has been a part of the baseball, cross country, and track teams. Will wants to participate in the Mr. Pioneer contest so that he can be a role model to those who feel that they cannot overcome adversity. He has worked incredibly hard for success in high school and hopes to inspire others with his drive. In the future, Will will study business economics at Widener, his dream school, join the military, and practice law.

Grant Davis
Interact Club

Grant Davis will be the Interact Club representative for the Mr. Pioneer contest. He is co-president of Interact, Public Relations Director of NHS, and is a member of Student Council. He was the manager for the section champions boy’s soccer team and is a member of the tennis team. He is excited to be in the contest because he thinks it will be fun and wants to represent the Interact Club and its spirit of community service well. Next year, Grant plans to attend the Pittsburgh Katz School of Business.

Jack Drummond
National Honor Society

Jack Drummond will represent the National Honor Society in Mr. Pioneer this year. Additionally, he participates in Fellowship of Christian Students and the Outdoor Club. Outside of school, Jack is an Eagle Scout and is a member of Cornerstone Community Church. He is excited to participate in the contest and hopes to have fun. If he wins, Jack plans on wearing his crown everywhere. His future plans include attending Juniata College this fall.

Nate Ferrari
Student Council

Nate Ferrari is the representative for Student Council in Mr. Pioneer. He is a member of the cross country and track teams. Nate is a member of a plethora of school clubs, including Varsity Club, High School HEROES, and National Honor Society, in which he serves as Treasurer. After personally being asked, Nate grew excited at the opportunity to represent Student Council in the contest. This year, he has thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his friends. If he becomes Mr. Pioneer, he hopes to set a good example for future Mr. Pioneers. Next year, Nate plans to study marketing with an emphasis on visual communication and advertising.

Steven Hollern
Varsity Club

Steven Hollern will represent the Varsity Club in this year’s Mr. Pioneer contest. He is also a member of the Interact Club. Steven is part of the soccer and swimming teams. His highlight of the year has been his great success in these two sports. He hopes that the Mr. Pioneer contest will be a fun pre-graduation activity. In the future, Steven plans to attend Widener University to study physical therapy.

 If crowned Mr. Pioneer, the recipient will receive breakfast for their homeroom, plus a portion of their votes will be donated to the club or homeroom he represents. Also up for grabs is the Spirit Award. That person wins donuts for his club or homeroom.

Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door and at lunch the week of the event.

Mr. Pioneer Program of Events

Round 1
Introduction of Contestants
Family Feud game between Freshmen & Sophomore Class
Round 2
Hero Segment- Contestants encouraged to dress as their Hero and state why they chose that person
Family Feud game between Junior & Senior Class
Round 3
Interview Question, followed by a brief Intermission
Family Feud Championship
Final Round
Announcement of 1st & 2nd Runner-ups, then crowning of the 2017 Mr. Pioneer.

In addition to judging, friends and family may vote for their favorite contestant. One dollar equals one vote.

All proceeds benefit Spring Blast for 9th & 10th grade students, plus Post Prom for all prom attendees, plus any 11th or 12th grade student. Spring Blast is from 7-9:30 pm, Post Prom is 10 pm-2 am. Both events are held on Saturday, May 13.

Last Year's Mr. Pioneer Contestants

The 2016 Mr. Pioneer contestants (from tehe left): Teddy Mazaheri, Chaz Wolf, second runner-up Ben Rhoades, Kevin Reed, winner Chase Pirozzi, Andrew Hay, first runner-up George Grau, Sam Welk, Tyler Thomas, and Justin Burkett.

Last year's Chase Pirozzi was crowned Mr. Pioneer last night in the contest sponsored by the high school PTO. Pirozzi, who represented student council, took the prize while George Grau, who represented outdoor club, and Ben Rhoades, who represented Pioneer Interact, took first and second runner-up respectively.

--By Jillian Pontz, LS News reporter

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