By Kylie Potter
On Thursday night, Hammond seniors competed for the title of Mr. HHS, performing a variety of entertaining and hilarious skits that definitely made a memorable impression on the audience and broke the record for the longest-running Mr. HHS to date.
The show was eventually narrowed down to four final contestants: Armin “Hammer” Najafabadi, escorted by “Sydyeeyee” Monthe, Nick “fil-a” Zuelsdorf, escorted by “Sha(kira) Hips Don’t Lie” Bennett, Jason “Schweddy Balls” Walls, escorted by Kel “Si Se Puede” Fuentes, and Ryan “Peanut Butter and” Ridgell-y, escorted by Kate “Take Me to the Tailgate” Lastova.
Kunal Thapar performs his “Single Ladies” dance, accompanied by Kira Bennett (left) and Seun Aina (right).
After many spectacular performances and laughs from the crowd, senior Armin Najafabadi won the title of Mr. HHS, accompanied by his escort Sydney Monthe.
Hammond students are still reflecting on the memorable performances they witnessed last night by the seniors, discussing their favorite skits and the funniest moments of the show.
“[My favorite part was] all the seniors dancing [and] all the choreography that went into Mr. HHS,” states senior Ty Walburger. Meanwhile, junior Isabelle Dyson states that her favorite part was “probably Ryan’s rose ceremony or the ‘deep sea creatures’ at the aquarium.”
Ms. Filipiak says that her favorite part of the show was “probably Armin and the roller skates because of his head twitching,” while senior Madison Pisone recalls that her favorite skit was the “Movie theater skit… I thought it was very clever and the twist at the end made it funny.”
Mr. Osborne, who took part in judging Mr. HHS, remarks on how well-done Kunal Thapar’s dancing was. “I think he really knocked the ‘Single Ladies’ dance out of the park.”
Overall, students and parents seemed to really enjoy the show and the seniors successfully managed to conduct a memorable performance that no one at Hammond is likely to forget.