‘Mr. Red Hook’ pageant, silent auction to benefit students

It will be a talent contest unlike many others, when Red Hook High School boys compete for the title of “Mr. Red Hook” on Fri., April 25.

The Red Hook Broadcasting Club will hold its annual “Mr. Red Hook” show at 7pm at the high school, preceded by the Red Hook Parent Teacher Student Association’s first silent auction at 6pm.

The auction offerings will appeal to all budgets, with items that range from a large cheese pizza to a fully produced commercial to a free ad in The Observer.

As for “Mr. Red Hook,” it’s a competition to see who’s the most talented, witty, smart, imaginative and entertaining boy in the high school, according to a school news release.

Tim Fitzmaurice, the broadcast club advisor and head of technology (STEM) education described the competition this way, “I don’t know if I would call it a male beauty pageant exactly; it’s more like a charm fest! It’s really quite the variety show. There will be singing, dancing, live music and, of course, lots of laughs!”

Admission to the auction is free. Tickets to “Mr. Red Hook” are $5 each.

The broadcasting club’s students run the high school’s full-service video production studio used daily to provide the morning announcements. They also produce a documentary each year and cover local events.

The Red Hook PTSA serves the Red Hook High School and Linden Avenue Middle School. In 2012-2013, with the help of memberships, donations and time, the PTSA awarded 3 scholarships to graduating seniors; sponsored the post prom entertainment and breakfast; sponsored the 8th grade celebration; supported the launch of the high school Robotics Club; provided funds for new equipment for recess at the middle school; and hosted meetings for parents and faculty.

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