Pransky wins Mr. Rockland crown
At the annual Mr. Rockland pageant held at RHS on Wednesday night, senior Zach Pransky took home the crown. The event was hosted by seniors Carly Reardon, Caitlin Yannizzi, Kiera Tobin-Rosman, and Haley Macray; and organized by junior Finance and Fundraising committee chair Colleen McCarthy. Asked after the event, Pransky was at a loss to explain why he won. Two of his opponents cited his dramatic reading and his responses to the Q&A.
Seasoned judge and chemistry teacher Ms. Hoyo said it was the toughest competition she has ever judged, alluding to the fact that she has judged many competitions in the past. She and the other judges Mr. Damon, Mr. MacAllister and Mr. Liquori took quite a while to deliberate who the winner was. Pransky believed his opponents, Mark Ewell, Ryan Sugrue, Billy Parlee, and Michael Ivanoskos, were all deserving of the award, possibly more than he was.
The unexpected appearance by Dr. Cron in his ducky costume, during contestant Mark Ewell’s performance, was a hilarious addition to the pageant.
Tuxedos for the formal wear part of the contest were sponsored and provided by Merian of Brockton.
For taking first place, Pransky was awarded a $250 scholarship, a front parking spot, a Chipotle gift card, a ride in the Rockland Veterans Day Parade, and ultimate bragging rights.
A complete video of the event will be available through wrpsrockland.com later this week. Check the next print edition of The Veritas for complete coverage.
Photos below are by Veritas staff member, sophomore Megan Lund.