Each year Springville High School holds a fun filled Mr. Springville contest. Senior boys apply for the the contest and then 10 boys are selected to compete. Joel was one of the ten. He had several weeks to come up with ideas for the week long event
The first event started on the Tuesday after the ML King Holiday. Good thing Will's team didn't advance to the finals in the Vegas soccer tournament and that we were able to drive home Sunday night. That gave Marie time on Monday to figure out how to bake a Pokemon globe, finalize frosting colors and fondant, and run to the store for extra cake mixes. An actual ball shaped cake turned out too difficult so Joel and Marie opted for plan B a large round cake. Joel and his assigned escort then frosted the cake between 6:30 and 7:30 Tuesday morning at the high school. During lunch hour students cast votes for their favorite cake. The campfire cake won (by Alex).
Wednesday was the leg decorating contest. Each contestant and their escort had twenty minutes to decorate legs. Then the boys sat behind a curtain and students voted on their legs. Joel wanted to do a Bird Box (current Netflix hit) themed decoration.
Two weeks ago we ordered online a wooden row boat from WalMart, we borrowed two dolls from my sister Mary, Joel and Marie found some kinky brown strips for hair and a pink bubble doll coat (ripped up the back and secured with an elastic strip to fit over Joel's calf) at Hobby Lobby. Notice the four birds (rubber duckies) in the box. It turned out pretty sweet. The KFC legs won (Trevor). I'm pretty sure Joel placed second.
Thursday's lunch activity was a hot dog eating contest. Joel was no longer in pain from his wisdom teeth extraction two weeks ago so he made a good go of it, putting down 3 2/3s hotdogs in 5 minutes (as reported in the text exchange with his dad). His tall friend Alex won with 5. Also during the week were a few 6:30 am dance practices and dress rehearsals on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Swim suit contest was all fun and games (and with strict instructions not to wear speedos or anything revealing). A swim suit form the far north.
Trevor and cousin doing lip sync and fun choreography to a variety of tunes.
Watch the Shrek performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo2SNtFofWI