High school students compete for Mr. Dartmouth title
“My heart just stopped. I really couldn’t believe it. Words cannot describe how happy I am,” said Dartmouth High senior Anthony Lee after accepting his Mr. Dartmouth 2017 win.
The Dartmouth High senior took the top prize in the annual pageant on March 17, in which ten students battled for the title in various attire (casual wear, swimwear, and formal wear), displayed a talent, and competed to raise the most money for the school’s charity, Helping Hands.
“Without my extras and family this wouldn’t be possible,” Lee said.
Lee’s talent presentation was a medley of his karate, comedy, and dance hobbies, and featured oriental music and sumo wrestling. Lee said he originally came up with the idea after performing as an extra in his brother’s Mr. Dartmouth appearance. He practiced for his skit for three weeks leading up to the show.
The annual competition is open to all students at Dartmouth High School, said organizer Jessica Lassey.
Colby Lima raised the most money for Helping Hands, which supports a Dartmouth High family in need. The success earned him points in the People’s Choice category.