Mr. Glen Allen

By March 1, 2019Entertainment

One of the many parts of Mr. Glen Allen is the Shabooya Roll Call. Taken from a scene in “The Office,” the boys of Glen Allen rather around to make a clapping beat that they say clever lyrics over. An example of lyrical genius used in the roll call is Abraham Addis’s line, “My name is Abra/ don’t forget the ham/ and in my free time I help beavers build… nice homes.” Credit: Amber Ladhani

Mr. Glen Allen, our school’s classic pageant that we all know and love, was held on Friday, February 8th. Teachers and students alike were excited about the prospect of seeing some of our favorite male Jaguars showing off onstage. This year, the competition was hosted by Emily Kinsey, the winner of Miss Virginia’s Most Outstanding Teen, and Sam Joyner, who was the winner of last year’s pageant. Emily said her favorite part of the competition was “Sam and my ASMR bit because we didn’t practice it whatsoever.” Even at the beginning of the competition, the crowd was amazed by the humor, creativity, and obvious talent all the contestants showcased.

  Junior Jessica Grob, who has attended past shows as well as the show this year, said her favorite act from the past was Soham Apte’s ‘human fountain’ display. Some of the acts this year definitely made the list of best performances of all time, though. She particularly enjoyed Devin Alburger’s act, where he went the creative route and chose to perform a sketch with 2018 Mr. Glen Allen runner up, Keegan Manning. They took on the roles of knife sellers and addressed the audience as viewers of a QVC infomercial. However, it isn’t all about the talent portion for Jessica. Her favorite part, the opening dance, was just as creative and entertaining as it has always been in past years.

Another fun part of the competition is the character portion. This was Devin’s personal favorite part as well. For his costume, he chose to dress as Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series. He commented that “going onstage and doing my impression of him was funny because it’s a character that’s way too over the top and just super weird.” Three of the other competitors decided to dress up as their favorite Jaguar teachers. Mason Fristoe portrayed Mr. Baber, Patrick Ertel portrayed Mr. Hoy, and Josh Holtzman portrayed Mr. Dean. The impressions were spot-on, and definitely a highlight of the competition.

This year, the judges included Brookland District Supervisor Dan Schmitt, first-year teacher Mrs. Mattie Stephens, and special education instructor Mrs. Kathleen Bugliaro. When asked what her favorite part of the pageant was, Mrs. Bugliaro commented that it was “The talent portion. I was amazed at what they could do.” It’s no surprise that people remembered this part of the show, as the competition was brimming with talent as usual. One of the crowd favorites was Joshua Sargent’s act. He came out on stage dressed in gym clothes but he showed his skills playing Just Dance 4, flawlessly executing the dance for “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5. Another crowd favorite was Colin Richter’s act. A member of the Vocal Jags choir here at Glen Allen and a participant in the drama program, he showcased his talent by singing and playing “Why Georgia” by John Mayer on the guitar.

The judges chose Senior Jahin Gazi as the winner of this year’s competition thanks to his enthusiasm and creativity throughout all parts of the competition. Some of the highlights of his performance include his spirited dancing to open the show, his ukulele and singing skills during the talent portion, and his heartwarming interview. He reigns as Mr. Glen Allen until next year’s competition.

  Junior Jessica Grob, who has attended past shows as well as the show this year, said her favorite act from the past was Soham Apte’s ‘human fountain’ display. Some of the acts this year definitely made the list of best performances of all time, though. She particularly enjoyed Devin Alburger’s act, where he went the creative route and chose to perform a

sketch with 2018 Mr. Glen Allen runner up, Keegan Manning. They took on the roles of knife sellers and addressed the audience as viewers of a QVC infomercial. However, it isn’t all about the talent portion for Jessica. Her favorite part, the opening dance, was just as creative and entertaining as it has always been in past years.

Another fun part of the competition is the character portion. This was Devin’s personal favorite part as well. For his costume, he chose to dress as Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series. He commented that “going onstage and doing my impression of him was funny because it’s a character that’s way too over the top and just super weird.” Three of the other competitors decided to dress up as their favorite Jaguar teachers. Mason Fristoe portrayed Mr. Baber, Patrick Ertel portrayed Mr. Hoy, and Josh Holtzman portrayed Mr. Dean. The impressions were spot-on, and definitely a highlight of the competition.

This year, the judges included Brookland District Supervisor Dan Schmitt, first-year teacher Mrs. Mattie Stephens, and special education instructor Mrs. Kathleen Bugliaro. When asked what her favorite part of the pageant was, Mrs. Bugliaro commented that it was “The talent portion. I was amazed at what they could do.” It’s no surprise that people remembered this part of the show, as the competition was brimming with talent as usual. One of the crowd favorites was Joshua Sargent’s act. He came out on stage dressed in gym clothes but he showed his skills playing Just Dance 4, flawlessly executing the dance for “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5. Another crowd favorite was Colin Richter’s act. A member of the Vocal Jags choir here at Glen Allen and a participant in the drama program, he showcased his talent by singing and playing “Why Georgia” by John Mayer on the guitar.

The judges chose Senior Jahin Gazi as the winner of this year’s competition thanks to his enthusiasm and creativity throughout all parts of the competition. Some of the highlights of his performance include his spirited dancing to open the show, his ukulele and singing skills during the talent portion, and his heartwarming interview. He reigns as Mr. Glen Allen until next year’s competition.

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