At the ninth annual Mr. & Ms. Mason pageant held at George Mason High School last Thursday, a number of students underwent the rigorous review from judges to be crowned with their respective titles – with some fun along the way.
Contestants for Mr. Mason included eighth grader James Hickey, freshman Christopher Earman, sophomore Daniel Fletcher, junior Reilly O’Hara and seniors Drew Davies, Kassim Rahawi, Johnny Vroom and Nick Zaccor. For Ms. Mason, the competitors were Janine Baumgardner, Alexa Peyton, Katie Potrykus and Shelbi Aris Taylor. Following rounds of introductions, talent and evening wear exhibitions and interviews, Rahawi and Potrykus emerged as the 2008-09 school year Mr. & Ms. Mason. The honored duo will attend this year’s Memorial Day festivities as King and Queen of the Parade.