Brian Dickey crowned 2022 Mr. Methacton

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Senior Brian Dickey receives Mr. Methacton crown

STAFF WRITER Daniel Johnson

MHS held its 15th annual Mr. Methacton this past Friday, March 4. In an event organized by the Methacton FCCLA, 12 senior boys competed in front of an auditorium full of students, teachers, parents and alumni to earn the title of the 2022 Mr. Methacton. 

Competing this year were seniors Dean Sapalidis, Wade Williams, Matthew Haase, Michael Lamalfa, Joshua DeSantis, Brian Dickey, Michael Carfagno, Nathan Courtney, Jack Benton, Daniel Brandi, Blair Amann and Grant Baker. Helping the crowd get to know these contestants were announcers Mr. Koons and Mr. Ryan, who kept up a comedic commentary throughout the show.

The contestants opened the night with a bang, together performing their opening dance choreographed by students Olivia Davidson and Kareena Kumar. They continued with their runway displays of casual wear, showing off clothes ranging from a full Batman suit to tearaway pants. 

Next, performing their individual talents, the contestants sought to impress the judges with spoken word, comedy, singing, dancing, and a Christmas throwback that had the whole auditorium singing along to Jingle Bell Rock. After their formal wear walk—featuring tuxedos that the announcers reminded the audience were provided by Flocco’s in Conshohocken—the contestants were narrowed down to five finalists by the panel of Methacton staff judges. 

After the FCCLA’s many raffle prizes and a performance by the MHS Dance Team, the five finalists then answered questions including the following: What would they do with 23 million dollars? What is an experience everyone should have? What advice do you have for this year’s freshmen? The judges cast their final points, and announced Wade Williams as this year’s runner-up. In a room full of anticipation, the 2020 winner then came to the stage to crown the 2022 Mr. Methacton: Brian Dickey!

Brian told the Windy Hill that “It feels awesome. I’m definitely shocked, but I’m just very happy to end up winning. Congrats to all the other contestants as well.” 

After last year’s COVID-canceled event, it was a spirited and welcome return to the tradition. The hard work of the contestants, the FCCLA, and the judges and hosts came together for a fun night full of excitement and appreciation for the seniors. 

Click here to see a recording of the full night.

 

Photographer: Amy Zhang