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Lincoln-Way East to host Mr. & Mrs. Griffin show
Thursday, March 2, 2017

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., the Griffins will host the Mr. & Mrs. Griffin show in the Lincoln-Way East auditorium. Ten seniors who have been nominated by the student body will compete for the title of Mr. & Mrs. Griffin.

Eight years ago, Lincoln-Way teacher Jason Pearson and Activity Director Jaime Pearson created the competition as a means to provide scholarships for Lincoln-Way seniors. The tradition originated from Lincoln-Way North, where students would compete for the title of Mr. & Mrs. Phoenix, and has been adopted by Lincoln-Way East for the first time this year. This year, Lincoln-Way East teacher Laura Render has also joined the Pearsons to assist in the show. All proceeds from ticket sales are used to fund scholarships for the show’s participants. Since inception, Lincoln-Way seniors have been awarded over $25,000 in scholarships. Tickets will be sold at the door, and are $5.00 each.

Those competing for the title will participate in four categories:
• Casual Wear
• Talent
• Formal War
• Final Question

The contestants for Mr. & Miss Griffin are judged by faculty judges and the audience members. Votes from faculty judges account for 50 percent of the score, and the other 50 percent of the score will be determined via text message votes from the audience.
The winners of Mr. & Miss Griffin will receive $500.00 scholarships, as well as two tickets to Prom. All other Mr. & Miss Griffin contestants will win $250 scholarships.

In order to encourage other classes to participate in the event, a talent show has been embedded into the show as well. Students from freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior classes will participate in the talent show. The talent show winner will also receive a $250 scholarship.

"Over the last 3 years, I've been the stage manager for Mr. & Miss Griffin,” says senior Kylie Meade. “It's something that I, and the student body, look forward to all year. Having the opportunity to now be a contestant is something that I'm extremely grateful for and is the perfect way to end my time at Lincoln-Way."