Four High School Students Competing For Title of ‘Mr. Sartell’
SARTELL - Four Sartell High School students are competing for the title of "Mr. Sartell" by raising money for charity.
Each student taking part is raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation. Five students from each grade were voted by their classmates to compete to win their grade level. Four finalists were selected on Monday: Freshman Austin Adelman, Sophomore Nick Juntunen, Junior Ben Gault and Senior Grant Olson.
Gopi Ramanathan is a student coordinator and says this is the first year they've done the competition. They're hoping to raise $7,500 to make one wish come true through the Foundation.
"The idea of Mr. Sartell is to bring in a quote on quote male pageant, except we don't have a pageant show, and at the same time bring in money for charity."
The competition goes until Friday. Each finalist is continuing to fundraise by reaching out to classmates and businesses. Whoever gets the most donations or creates the most school spirit (students can support a candidate by dressing in their 'spirit colors' during the week) will be crowned "Mr. Sartell".
"I feel like it's really interesting to see what the candidates are doing in order to gain support and draw attention to this great cause," Ramanathan says.