Twelve Vineland High School seniors will vie for the title of Mr. Vineland 2020 when the annual pageant is held on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of VHS South.
Tickets for the contest are $5 and may be purchased from one of the 12 contestants. There will be no reserved seating and no tickets will be sold at the door. Calendars of the contestants will be sold both prior to the show and at the door for $5.
Funds raised at the event help defray the cost of the senior prom. Mr. Vineland receives a crown, trophy and the right to wear the Mr. Vineland sash.
The new Mr. Vineland will be chosen from a field of five finalists. Each contestant will be scored equally in the following areas: Casual attire, talent, and formal attire. The finalists will then answer a final question.
The 12 contestants were selected by female members of the senior class from more than two dozen applicants.
The finalists are:
Mr. January: Ray Rogers Jr. is a 5’8”, 165 lbs. senior who plans to attend college after graduation and pursue a Computer Science degree. His hobbies include singing, making music, practicing for baseball, and acting.
Mr. February: Anthony Jiminez is a 5’6”, 135 lbs. senior who plans to attend college after graduation and major in Music Education. His hobbies include film making, playing instruments, and composing music.
Mr. March: Emmanuel Mendez is a 5’10”, 160 lbs. senior who plans on joining the military after graduation. His hobbies include soccer, reading, going to the gym, and singing.
Mr. April: Denis Maguire is a 5’9”, 155 lbs. senior who plans on attending college after graduation. His hobbies include soccer, golf, and fishing.
Mr. May: James Virtucio is a 5’7”, 135 lbs. senior who plans to attend a four year college after graduation and become a Biomedical Engineer. His hobbies include playing music on guitar, drums, and saxophone; singing and songwriting; building robots; and tennis.
Mr. June: Kevin Alvarado is a 5’6”, 135 lbs. senior who plans on attending college after graduation to study marketing. His hobbies include DJing and hanging with friends.
Mr. July: Geovanni Perez is a 5’6”, 165 lbs. senior who plans to attend college after and pursue a degree in performance arts. His hobbies include singing, comedy, dancing, and acting.
Mr. August: Ankit Kapadia is a 5’9”, 120 lbs. senior who plans to attend college and pursue a degree in Sports Medicine. His hobbies include running, volunteering at Genesis Nursing Home, and petting dogs.
Mr. September: Blaise Jones is a 5’8”, 156 lbs. senior who plans on continuing his education after graduation and become an engineer. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, playing soccer, and hanging with the boys.
Mr. October: Jonathan Ruiz is a 5’6”, 160 lbs. senior who plans to become an electrician after graduation. His hobbies include spending time with family, playing soccer, and playing with the boys.
Mr. November: Ferdinand Moscat is a 5’9”, 170 lbs. senior who plans on attending college and pursuing a Drama degree. His hobbies include theatre, writing, and spending time with his friends.
Mr. December: Warren Fernandez is a 5’6”, 177 lbs. senior who plans to attend college and major in Nursing. His hobbies include creating art, playing video games, and hanging with friends.
The program will be videotaped by VPS TV and broadcast on Comcast Channel 9, Verizon FiOS Channel 41 and the district YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/VLDSchoolsTV at a later date.
Click on the link below for a gallery of the 12 contestants.