Douglas seniors compete in Mr. DHS |

Douglas seniors compete in Mr. DHS

by Caryn Haller

“Hey I lost my phone number, can I have yours?” Pick up lines like this and more will be heard Friday during the fifth annual Mr. DHS pageant.

The pageant is a fundraiser organized by the student leadership class at Douglas High School to raise money for Safe and Sober Grad Night. This year’s theme is Fresh Prince of Douglas High.

“It’s a great, fun event and it’s always humorous,” activities director Karen Lamb said. “We’re starting on the home stretch of celebrating our seniors.”

Six seniors are competing in this year’s pageant. The evening’s entertainment begins with a 5-minute dance number, then progresses into a swimsuit and pick-up line portion, a talent portion, formal wear and on stage question category and ends with a ’90s fashion show.

“They are having a good time. It’s a smaller group, but they’re doing a great job,” Lamb said about the contestants. “It’s very light-hearted, and they get to be goofy.”

Safe and Sober Grad Night is a tradition at Douglas High School, and Lamb said the school is hoping to raise $10,000.

It will be June 2 at Ferris Recreation Park. There will be music, food, a photobooth, tiger ball, sumo wrestling suits and souvenirs for seniors to celebrate graduation.

“It’s a great way to celebrate all they’ve done where we bring them all together one last time to have fun,” Lamb said. “It’s the least we can do to send them off with a bang.”

The Mr. DHS contestants are Chris Downs, Michael Clark, Brett Parks, Matt Thomas, Kameron VanWinkle and Daniel Lundergreen.


What: Mr. DHS

When: 6 p.m., Friday

Where: Douglas High Commons

Cost: $10