Annual Mr. Mustang contest set for March 1

The theme for the evening is A Night at the Movies. /Photos: Courtesy MHSThe theme for the evening is A Night at the Movies. /Photos: Courtesy MHS

By Pf Staff

Mundelein, IL.- Fourteen seniors will compete for the title of Mr. Mustang during an evening of entertainment at Mundelein High School Friday, March 1 beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Cost for admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. The theme for the evening is A Night at the Movies.
The evening’s events will include an opening dance act involving the entire group, talent, the contestants reading a letter to their parents and more. The talent acts include dancers, singers, skits, musicians, comedians and a Karate act. Senior girls will assist in some of the acts.
The 14 contestants include Aidan Afonso, Mateusz Brak, Alexis Chavez, Jake Cumberland, William Ferro, Sean Finerty, Avi Lampel, Luigi Maligaya, Wyatt Milne, Matt Olorvida, Michael Parduhn, Jesus Ramos, Joseph Salit and Noah Sioson. Serving as emcees for the evening will be Jule Cuasay, Jack Hiegel, Anthony Oleinik and Justin So.
The pool of 14 will eventually be narrowed to five. From those five the second and first runners-up along with Mr. Mustang 2019 will be announced. All proceeds from the event will go to the MHS Parent Ambassadors to fund the Senior Celebration at the end of the school year.
Robotics Team competes in California
The MHS Robotics Team flew to California Feb. 15 to compete in a Signature Event, VEX Robotics Tournament, hosted by Google. The competition is a nationwide, invitation-only event, reserved for those who have won tournaments and/or received distinguished awards in their respective states. MHS Robotics was the only team to represent Illinois.
“Though we were unable to participate in the final elimination bracket, our team was able to compete and score in every match throughout the day,” said Manny Aldana, Robotics Team advisor. “It was a great opportunity for our students and they remain fired up for state competition this weekend,” he said.
Aside from the competition, the team also had the chance to spend some time with an MHS graduate, Peter Kowalczyk, Class of 2012, who works at Google. He took the group on a tour of the Google Campus in Mountain View. “During the tour, he was able to share stories about the time when he was in Robotics at MHS gave advice to our students about how to create a path leading to a career that is both lucrative and fulfilling,” Aldana said.