By Victoria Fragione Posted March 3, 2010
Lowry’s Winterfest (February 1-6) started off with a fiery pep assembly to pump up spirit for the week.
Highlights of the assembly included a performance by the varsity dance team and the announcement of Honorary Buckaroo, Mrs. Susan Rorex. Rorex has been involved in Humboldt County’s education system for over 30 years. She began teaching at Lowry in 1976 and taught several different classes including Art, Government, Drama and Stagecraft. Mrs. Rorex was then presented with a plaque commemorating her title as Honorary Buckaroo for Winterfest 2010.
The most anticipated moment of the week was royalty crowning. The candidates were announced along with personal information about each of them. The king candidates were Christian Alcaraz, Jake Maga, and Brandon Eldodt while the queen candidates were Julissa Pulido, Skylar Estes, and Camille Lyon. The Lowry student body voted and Christian Alcaraz and Skylar Estes were crowned king and queen of Winterfest.
This year on Monday night at 6 p.m. students and parents alike geared up to watch six guys compete to become the next Mr. Lowry.
To become Mr. Lowry, seniors J.D. Christensen, Kiefer Maestrejuan, Alex Schumacher, juniors Luis Gutierrez, and Jonathan “JJ” Diaz, and freshman Brian Kilcourse competed in three events: talent, interview, and a dance competition.
After the dancing had ceased the audience voted and the winner of Mr. Lowry was J.D. Christensen and the runner-up was Brian Kilcourse.
“At first I had my doubts. I didn’t think that I was going to do it and win or at least pull second so I thought I wasn’t actually going to do it,” Kilcourse said about being selected as Mr. Lowry.
Karaoke night also saw a large crowd for the evening. More than two hundred and fifty students lined up to come and watch the entertainment. From act to act, the crowd seemed to enjoy each performance. At times the crowd would join in and sing along. Rachel Romo came out on top, receiving first place, singing “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson.
“I felt very excited,” said Romo, “Coming in first place was awesome but I would have taken anything. I love to sing, and it’s a passion of mine. I just wanted my voice to be heard.”
Wednesday night was Movie Night hosted by the freshman class. The movie showed was “Hoosiers.”
The week also included lunchtime activities that ranged from relay races to basketball shooting contests.