Hudson - Litchfield News 2 - March 25, 2011
Szuksta and Donnelly Crowned Kings of Alvirne High School
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by Tom Tollefson You would expect most teachers to use chalk to write on a blackboard. But Alvirne Social Studies teacher Scott Szuksta found an additional use for chalk when he threw it up in the air as he came on stage for his performance at the sixth annual Mr. AHS contest last week. Szuksta, a 2004 Alvirne alum, went on to win the title of Mr. AHS Senior, beating out his fellow Social Studies teachers David Nesbitt and Jeff Peterson. Szuksta’s performance included dancing to various hip-hop songs with his student back-up dancers. “Being a former student, I have a unique perspective of things at Alvirne,” Szuksta said. “Alvirne is a great school that excels at preparing students for the next step in their lives. I am proud to represent the school as a former student and faculty member. Winning Mr. AHS Senior is a great honor because it shows the positive contributions I am making to the environment at Alvirne.” The evening of singing and dancing with wigs and comical attire also saw Senior Class President Caleb Donnelly crowned Mr. AHS. For his talent, Donnelly danced with fellow senior Matt Flynn to a mix of different segments of songs, varying from “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion to “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice. The teenage crowd roared with laughter at the sight of Flynn dressed in a wig playing a female role in the dance to the romantic songs.
Other competitors received acknowledgement
while singing “All Shook Up.” His jacket and hairstyle also made a case for being the “new Elvis.” “I loved it because as a freshman I really screwed it up, but as a senior I came back with new ‘swag.’ I rocked it as good as I can,” he said. Sophomore Anthony Bellot found his own unique way of “rocking” the show. Bellot added a bit of comedy to the evening with a wig and skirt while singing “There’s Always Going to be Another Mountain” with fellow sophomore Kevin Pierre, who mock-played a guitar. Among the other competitors’ talents was Nesbitt’s comical herding of Alvirne students dressed as sheep running across the stage. Peterson, another contender for Mr. AHS Senior, did a vocal and keyboard performance of Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.” Peterson stated that he wanted to win the competition to make his children proud. “They were really original. They didn’t
Scott Szuksta, crowned Mr. AHS Senior
and thanks for their parts in the evening’s entertainment. Senior Stephen Huang made sure that he made the most of his senior moment as he sang “Endless Road,” a song made famous by singer JJ Lin.
“I just got to say that it was amazing,” Huang said about his performance that ended up winning
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Mr. AHS Contestant Peter DuBois and Monica Brown
All Mr. AHS and Mr. AHS Senior contestants Caleb Donnelly, crowned Mr. AHS him the title of Mr. Congeniality.
Huang also used his moment on stage to thank his fellow classmates for their friendship over his high school years. Another senior who made the most of his night
was Peter Dubois. He brought back memories of the “King of Rock n’ Roll” with his Elvis attire
have any shame and they were proud,” Senior Stephanie Stone said about the competition. The evening also included a prom fashion show. Students, paired in couples, came out to model the latest styles of tuxedoes and dresses to get the student crowd thinking about the upcoming prom. This fashion show was organized by the Prom Committee.
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