WITH A wink of the eye, a hint of a smile and a swagger as he walks, one student will be crowned "Mr. Glen Burnie" in a pageant at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Glen Burnie High School auditorium, 7550 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
Sixteen students are participating in the contest, which mimics more traditional beauty pageants, says Chrisse Kuegel, coordinator and senior class president. Each contestant will introduce himself to the audience, perform in two dance productions and display his poise and style in a beachwear segment and a date-wear walk.
Once the field is reduced to the six contestants, the finalists will select and answer a question, and their responses will determine the winner. Each finalist will receive a trophy, and Mr. Glen Burnie will win a package of gift certificates and a gift basket.
Representing their individual lockers, the contestants are Billy Hudgins, Owen Gaither, Jason Wilson, Ben Bunce, Brian Kellner, Tom Ferra, Mitch Faulkner, Greg Formwalt, Eric Lancaster, Dave Wineke, Nathan Hilton, Mark Hodski, Ross Dyott, Michael Burris and Tom Neff.
Josh Spiegel from B102.7 radio will be master of ceremonies.
Members of the cafeteria staff -- Debora Mills, Mickey Colburn, Sharon Anderson, Bernadette Farrell, Virginia Cavender and Sandy Dukehart -- will judge the contest.
With the senior class facing almost $20,000 in costs for its prom, graduation activities and a gift to the school, students needed a fund-raiser that would attract interest, raise money and allow them to have a little fun.
Chrisse came up with the Mr. Glen Burnie contest after she attended a leadership seminar last summer during which a modified version of a pageant was presented.
Tickets go on sale for $4 during school lunch periods today. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $5.
Other activities planned for Glen Burnie Class of 1999 include: Jog-A-Thon, March 27; Prom Preview Fashion Show, April 16; Toga Day, April 22; senior prom at Martin's West, May 8; last day for seniors, May 27; graduation at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, June 2.
Information on senior-related activities: 410-761-8950.
Seniors from schools throughout the county are encouraged to bring their parents to the second presentation of "Education Opportunities in the Military" at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Glen Burnie High School, 7550 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
Presented as a joint effort by the county school system's Office of Guidance and Counseling and the Glen Burnie High guidance department, the event will include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
After initial presentations are made, students can meet with representatives to talk about special interests or ask questions.
Bring your own margaritas and enjoy a respite from winter with the music of Jimmy Buffett at a Caribbean Night dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Country Club Recreation Association, Paul Marr and Leymar drives.
Buffett fans -- the "Parrot Heads" -- can hear his music played by the Nautical Wheelers, a local band.
Activities will include Buffett trivia games, door prizes and dancing.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Old Mill High Pom Boosters.
Admission includes beer, set-ups and snacks.
Booster parent Jack Frye says profits from the dance will be used for the club's summer dance camps as well as tentative preparations for a trip next winter to perform in a halftime show at one of the college bowl games.
Ticket information: Jack Frye, 410-768-9298, or Butch Smith, 410-969-3211.
Dance and concert
More music will be in the air Saturday around Glen Burnie as St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church holds an Oldies But Goodies Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the church hall, 308 Oak Manor Drive.
A family event, woman are encouraged to wear poodle skirts and saddle shoes and the men to slather their hair with a little Brylcream. While Mom and Dad are strolling in the dance contest, children can have a root beer float.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the St. Paul's Building Program.
The music takes on a more traditional tone when members of the U.S. Army Field band are featured in the next presentation in the Music at St. Paul's Concert Series at 7 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary.
Under the director of Capt. Otis French, the brass section -- trumpets, horns, trombones and tubas -- of the Musical Ambassadors of the Army will perform.
Admission is free, but an offering will be taken.
Information on both events: 410-766-2283.
Pub Date: 2/17/99