Congratulations to AJ George (pictured) for winning the sophomore class’s “Romantic Idol” competition, held right before Spring Break. AJ recited “Gods” by Walt Whitman; Lea El Sayyad was runner-up; Riley Cummins was second runner-up. Congratulations also to the other finalists: Will Sherman, Sydney Mack, Sofie Rumman, Findlay Brookman, Elle Hopkins, Anna Frey, and Cassie Davis.
Many thanks are necessary for this event
- emcee Ashim Dakal.
- judges Avril Nieman (11), John Dolsey (12), and Walker Kight (11).
- 2019 winner Emma McLean (12) for reading the opening poem.
- tech crew members Shane Patacca, Gerry Davis, Brooks Spiess, and Braeden McCague (10).
- Mr. Spiess and Shane Patacca for coordinating the first-ever live stream of the event.
- Avery Johnson (12) for taking wonderful photographs of the contestants.
- OHbreathe for allotting time to allow the event to occur.
- All Junior/Senior High teachers for tuning in to support these sophomores.
- And teacher James Kinkaid for making “Romantic Idol” - now in its 21st year - and important tradition at Ottawa Hills.