Students raise funds with humor
By Holly Neumann
It was a night of laughter at the Manawa High School as Jordan Kons and Chase Furman competed for the title of Mr. Manawa.
“The event got started because we were looking for prom fundraisers,” said Molly Suehs. “Something to break up the long winter months and to have a little fun at the same time.”
She went on to say that initially, there were several students who wanted to compete, but they all dropped out.
“We could not have been left with two better guys for this,” Suehs said. “Chase and Jordan are great. They made the night a lot of fun.”
In addition to Furman and Kons answering some questions and showing off their talents, the drum line and teachers band also performed.
“We had very little preparation time at all,” Suehs said. “So I was very happy with the way things turned out.”
Kons walked away with the title.
“It feels real good to be the first Mr. Manawa,” he said. “I had a lot of fun doing it. I am an outgoing person and I am glad I could make the crowd laugh.”
He encouraged the underclassmen to become involved in future years.
Proceeds from the event will be shared between the Junior Prom and families in need in Manawa.
“We are going to try to provide a little support to area families,” Suehs said. “The junior class did so well doing 50/50 fundraisers during basketball that they voted to give back to the community as well. They are so compassionate, they wanted to do something to help others.”