Campout, boy pageant create cash for charity
Honor students held the 2nd annual Mr. RFHS Pageant March 21 and say the event raised a total of $1,437 that will be donated to the River Falls-based emergency shelter Our Neighbors' Place. For the second year in a row, eight young men vied for the titles of Mr. RFHS, 1st runner up, Mr. Popularity and Mr. Congeniality.
Contestant demonstrated a talent, participated in an interview and appeared in formal clothes and swimwear. The organizing honor students say next year's senior honor students will decide whether they'll continue the pageant or not.
Judges awarded Casey Slowiak the title of Mr. RFHS and voted Corbin Renslow as 1st Runner Up. People at the pageant decided Kongyeng Xiong should have the title of Mr. Popularity, and fellow contestants voted on Sam Barr as Mr. Congeniality.
Campout continues collection
The same honor students who organized the Mr. RFHS pageant continue their efforts to raise money for the local homeless shelter as they host a fundraising pasta supper 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at St. Bridget Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 211 Division St.
The students go immediately afterward to a chaperoned "sleepout" in Hoffman Park during which they will accept donations of cash, food and coats at the campsite.