LHU “Mr. Haven” pageant - Multi-faceted show with a Prince Charming theme
March 20, 2012
Lock Haven University’s Sophisticated Ladies will be hosting their annual “Mr. Haven” pageant on Saturday, April 14 in Price performance Center. The pageant, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will determine which LHU student gets a year’s worth of “bragging rights” as Mr. Haven. This event is free and open to the public.
The overall theme of this year’s pageant is “Prince Charming.” Each of the seven contestants will be one of the Disney princes. For example, one participant will be Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid.
The show will begin with a dance number with dances ranging from Bollywood to the waltz. This is where the contestants will be introduced to the audience. The pageant will also include a variety of “set scenes” including a talent competition and a question-and-answer session.
The panel of judges, composed of LHU staff, will judge the contestants on the basis of charisma, responses to the questions asked, talent and intellectual pursuit.
Iyesah Gatling, vice president of Sophisticated ladies, says that the competition that “promotes self esteem among the participants while providing an opportunity for them to showcase their talents.” She adds that the Sophisticated Ladies are hoping “to find that male student that exemplifies the same exact qualities and desires that we embody as an organization.”
The Sophisticated Ladies is an LHU student organization that seeks to exhibit a positive image of all women, especially underrepresented women, on the campus of Lock Haven University by promoting unity, culture, and academic activities for Sophisticated ladies and students of Lock Haven University, Sophisticated Ladies will also mentor incoming students and those who are interested in this organization, and offer support with any social and/or academic challenge they may face. Members take pride in defining themselves as women and future leaders.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.