Trying something different

Booster Club changes how Mr. and Miss Cardinal contest is run


Skylar Greulich

Booster Club Adviser Sam Hanley talks to officers Drew Youmans, Johnny Romo and Charlie Kottlowski. The Booster Club holds meetings every Tuesday after school.

Snowcoming is coming soon and, unlike last year, it will not be canceled. One of the essential parts of Snowcoming week is the Mr. and Miss Cardinal competition, in which the Booster Club is making a few small changes this year.

“We always see what we can do,” Booster Club Sponsor Stacey Matlock said. “This is just a work in progress still. We change one or two little things each year.”

The main change being put in place this year is the addition of a popular election to the competition, in which the top three male and female point earners, in each grade, will have their names placed on the ballot. Students will be able to vote for their favorite candidate on these ballets on either Wednesday of Snowcoming week.

We always see what we can do. This is just a work in progress still. We change one or two little things each year.

— Booster Club Sponsor Stacey Matlock

The popular election does not definitively decide whether or not someone will be Mr. or Miss. Cardinal, and is completely optional. It instead is another way of earning points that will go towards earning the position. First, second and third place winners will all be awarded an amount of points that is still to be decided.

“We have plans to present the Mr. and Miss Cardinal at halftime of the basketball game,”  Booster Club Sponsor Sam Hanley said. “Sort of how we do for homecoming at halftime of the football game.” 

Most other aspects of the competition will remain the same. The Booster Club still plans to decorate the hallways of SHS and provide and perform other activities like it.

“Teachers are still going to nominate based off of academics and school spirit,” Hanley said. “Nominees will still have an opportunity to earn points.”

Students can earn points through academics, spirit and service. Examples include tutoring a classmate, attending a math lab and being tutored. All of which fall under the academics category.

 “So we’re going to try something different,” Matlock said. “So that way maybe the school buys in a little bit with it, and the student body buys in and says ‘Oh, I did get a little bit of a say as to who gets it.’”