With cold weather still in the midst, six brave men ventured out on stage in their swim suits and summer bodies in efforts to win Mr. MWSU.
The Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority hosted their annual Mr. MWSU male pageant on March 27. Over 100 students and members of sororities and fraternities attended the male pageant called “Sock Hoppin’ Mr. MWSU 2013.”
Male contestants Patrick Putnam, Dillon Williams, Nick Brewer, Nick Williams, Ryan Griffey and Scott Schlesser competed for title while trying to impress an enthusiastic crowd.
Trophies and sashes were awarded to the winners of each category. Category winners included Nick Brewer of swim and formal wear, and Dillon Williams of talent and best outfit.
With a very upbeat and positive connection, judges were able to determine Ryan Griffey the winner of Mr. MWSU 2013 and individual winner of raising the most money. Patrick Putnam received second place followed by Dillon Williams taking third.
The organization hosted the event to raise awareness for juvenile diabetes research and treatment and money for leadership programs for Alpha Gamma Delta women.
The goal this year for AGD was to raise $2,000 between this event and the teeter totterathon that was held in the fall. Out of 17 years that AGD has been on campus, 16 of those years they have raised their goal for their foundation so the sorority could be a jule chapter within national headquarters.
Kelsey Guthery, president of Alpha Gamma Delta, felt as though preparing for this event took a lot of planning and preparation.
“We started preparing for this event as soon as the semester started but what’s really great is seeing how everything comes together,” Guthery said.
Crowd excitement filled Spratt Hall as many gathered to watch six male contestants perform talents, danced, and showed off their swim and formal wear.
Students who bought raffle tickets also had to the chance to win prizes. The drawing offered Missouri Western bags and lanyards, water bottles, gift cards, and bowling passes to be given away.
Julia Buescher, student of Missouri Western, thought the event was fun and very entertaining.
“It was interesting seeing how creative the boys were during all of their performances especially Ryan Griffey,” Buescher said.
Beth Hoffman felt Alpha Gamma Delta did a good job supporting a great cause.
“It’s nice seeing Alpha Gamma Delta support diabetes and it felt good coming to this event to help out as well,” Hoffman said.