Mr. Valentine Competition Raises More than $1,200 for American Cancer Society

On Feb. 14, the Holy Cross Relay for Life hosted a Mr. Valentine competition. The “pageant with a purpose” consisted of 15 male students on campus and each competed to be Mr. Valentine. “There were four parts to the pageant: evening wear, beach wear, a question and answer section, and a talent portion,” shares Jacqueline Saltarelli ’15, one of the student organizers. “In addition to being judged on this criteria, each contestant also received points for the amount of money they raised.”

The event raised in total $1277.90. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. “We expected about 150 people, but we exceeded our expectations. Three hundred people attended the event,” says Saltarelli. 
Manny Mendoza ’14 hosted the event and the winner was Logan Silver ’15. The other 14 contestants included:  Anthony Curro ’14, James Balardi ’13, Joseph Terranova ’16, Andrew Dorman ’13, Kibbs Fortilus ’13, Brandon Nunn ’13, Javonee Cotton ’13, William Camarda ’15, Connor May ’15, Chalmer Swanson ’13, Kody Onyiuke ’13, Osvaldo Reza ’15, Kalif Raymond ’16, and John Frank ’16. 

This year’s Holy Cross Relay for Life will take place on April 26.

The contestants answer questions on stage.

Contestant Andrew Dorman ’13 dances for the talent competition. 

Contestant Kalif Raymond ’16 shows off his talent.

The judges table: from left, Ann Zelesky, athletics; Chuck Stanley and Sandy Burke, both from student affairs.  

Logan Silver ’15 is crowned Mr. Valentine.

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