Hudson -- The Mr. Hudson pageant show is returning for its second year March 18 at 7 p.m. at Hudson High School auditorium, and audience applause will impact the decision of the judges.

Admission is $5 for the family-friendly event, which is sponsored by the HHS Choir to help raise funds for the choir, according to junior Crystal Song.

Last year there were eight contestants and senior Lee Swindell was named Mr. Hudson, Song said.

Contestants were nominated a few months ago, she said. Students wrote the names of two male students, and the students with the highest number of nominations were asked to participate.

This year the contestants include freshmen Taylor McCarty and Max Cole; sophomores Brian Whelan and Patrick McQuillen; juniors Billy Buehl, Joe Banks and Taehan Lee; and seniors Bradley Harris, Mick Mougey and Eddie Testa.

The contest will be judged by a panel of four guest judges and the noise level of applause from the audience. Visitors are encouraged to come cheer and applaud for a favorite, Song said.

The masters of ceremony are history teachers Martin Bach and Colin McGowan. They will share a biography for each of the contestants, including favorite food, hobbies and how they would like to be remembered.

Each contestant will show off his talent either in a musical performance, live skit or other skill.

The first place contestant will be named 2014 Mr. Hudson with a second and third place runner up.

The Choir will use the money raised from the event to help fund its trip to a choir competition in Williamsburg, Va., in early May, Song said. Last year the Mr. Hudson contest raised about $750.


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