PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDThe top three winners are Devon Foley, who took third place; Mr. Parkland 2019 Teddy Reinhard, and Brian Akonu, who won second place. Story and additional photos appear on page A7. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Moving close to the judges to make his plea is Michael Olenick. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Adam Piston channeled John Denver in his rendition of “Country Road.” Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Valmiki Kothare played the theme song to the James Bond movie “Skyfall” as his talent. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Parkland High School Class of 2019 presenters included Jason Dratch, Senate officer; Austin Bilous, vice president; Danielle Colapietro, president; and Sushmit Acharya, secretary. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Parkland High School seniors vying for the title Mr. Parkland, 2019 included Valmiki Kothare, Michael Olenick, Christian Antry, Drew Johannes, Devon Foley, Brian Akonu, Joey Guida, Seth Fine, Teddy Reinhard, Sebastian Sanchez and Adam Piston. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Judges for Mr. Parkland 2019 were Kristy McKeever, executive director of the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley; Emily Heintzelman, intern at Heintzelman Funeral Home; Peter Hoang, Mr. Parkland 2018; Sam Malone, CAT Country radio personality; and Jaciel Cordoba, WFMZ 69 News anchor. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Meet Mr. Parkland 2019 Teddy Reinhard
Parkland High School senior Teddy Reinhard has walked away with the crown for Mr. Parkland 2019.
The annual contest took place Feb. 9 in the high school auditorium, with 11 seniors displaying their talents in a variety of events.
The show opened with a dance routine followed by the swimsuit competition.
The individual talent competition was next with each senior sharing his particular talent with the audience.
The formal wear competition allowed the young men to show a more sophisticated side of their talents as they danced their way on stage with a special lady.
Once the initial scores were tallied, the top five finishers were asked a final question.
The top three finalists, and then, Mr. Parkland, were chosen.
Reinhard, an accomplished gymnast, is headed to West Point Military Academy following graduation.
Brian Akonu, who took second place, is heading to East Stroudsburg University in the fall.
Devon Foley, who finished third, will be attending Penn State.