The CVHS Spirit Boosters held the annual Mr. CV event this year on Friday, March 14 in the cafeteria. Male students in the class of 2014 were judged by influential local professionals to win the Mr. CV prize packages. This year’s event was titled “Let the Good Times Roll,” and was highlighted with a masquerade theme.
Suited up in attire sponsored by Men’s Wearhouse, 23 contestants competed for the title of Mr. CV. Alejandro Gonzalez and Lauren Korbas served as the MCs of the evening, and kicked off the event by introducing each contestant with his self-written biography. The senior boys performed a group dance and worked hard to entertain the large crowd of parents and students.
Transitioning into the talent portion of the competition, each contestant performed either alone or in a group to showcase their skills. This ranged from playing electric guitar to dancing the dougie. Popular acts were dancing, singing, and combinations of both. One contestant stood out to everyone as he shook his hips to Kelis’ “Milkshake” while actually blending milkshakes onstage and eventually serving them to each of the judges.
After the talent portion was done, the audience got an intermission, where they had the opportunity to buy colorful desserts from the snack booth or be part of the 50/50 raffle drawing. Soon after, the top five contestants were named and were up for the final challenge: the Q&A. Rix Linayo, Kevin Garma, Nima Edalatjavid, Anthony Lewis, and Tony Kawaguchi drew questions for each other to answer.
Finally, Linayo was crowned Mr. CV 2014, while Nima Edalatjavid placed as first runner up and was voted People’s Choice by the audience. Joey Berube was honored with the Mr. Congeniality title for his positive attitude and active participation during rehearsals. Between Linayo and Edalatjavid, prizes included Senior Ball bids, prom flowers from Castro Valley Florist and Gigi’s Florist, a senior portrait package, a haircut from Stacy Monroe’s Salon & Spa, and oil changes.
Proceeds from ticket and raffle ticket sales went to support the CVHS cheer and dance programs. The CVHS cheer and dance teams, along with other volunteers, accompanied the boys in performances as well. They also performed multiple dance numbers with and without the Mr. CV contestants, while volunteers sold raffle tickets and worked at the snack booth.
Mr. CV left the audience lighthearted and entertained by the senior boys, who also seemed to have enjoyed their time onstage and cherished the experience with each other. Junior boys, don’t miss your chance to participate in Mr. CV next year!