Six-Inch Heels Impress Six Judges, Students at Mr. EHS


Chase Golem

Mr. EHS competition winner Maddox Karnes during his live performance

Destiny Albrecht, Staff writer

Mr. EHS, or Ms. EHS, if we want to be precise, makes a comeback after four years of silence due to COVID-19. And it was a performance like no other. Seniors went head-to-head, sharing fun facts about themselves and performing a specific talent to an audience of hundreds of people.

There were six judges, two from O’Fallon, two from Collinsville and two from Triad.

The hosts were successfully played by seniors Izzy Bubba O’Day, Lexi Trimm and Caroline Marcus. The audience not only got to know more about the contestants, but about the judges and hosts as well, considering they shared their future careers and celebrity crushes.

“It was probably one of my favorite student council events we’ve hosted,” senior and host Lexi Trimm said. “It was so much fun, and I hope they continue the tradition.”

After the talent section, as well as the interview, the hosts encouraged the audience to use a QR code in the pamphlet given out in which they could vote for their winner.

Throughout the show, the audience was enthralled by the acts that were being performed. From stand-up comedy, the cello, lip syncs and a high-energy drag performance, diversity was undoubtedly present.

“While I was performing, I couldn’t hear my music, that’s how hard people cheered,” senior Maddox Karnes said. “You could tell people were so happy to be there; the amount of love and happiness in the auditorium is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.”

At the end of the night, the final three were picked; third place being Johnnie Robinson who represented football, Axton Anom who represented student council placed second and finally Karnes who represented yearbook took the crown home.

“He put a lot of work into it, and it paid off in the end,” Anom said. “Him being so unapologetically authentic is really what Mr. EHS was really about. I think everyone on stage presented themselves in a great manner, and it was great to see everyone have fun while looking confident doing their talent.”