Parkland Press

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
PRESS PHOTOS BY SARIT LASCHINSKYParkland High School seniors vying for the title of Mr. Parkland 2020 included Patrick Horan, Nikolis Ratjavong, Connor Armstrong, Shawn Redmond, Erand Bizati, Tyler Payne, Christopher Grullon, Christian Dzema, Nathaniel Armstrong, Patrick Neely, Nicholas Shoemaker and August Gaumer. PRESS PHOTOS BY SARIT LASCHINSKYParkland High School seniors vying for the title of Mr. Parkland 2020 included Patrick Horan, Nikolis Ratjavong, Connor Armstrong, Shawn Redmond, Erand Bizati, Tyler Payne, Christopher Grullon, Christian Dzema, Nathaniel Armstrong, Patrick Neely, Nicholas Shoemaker and August Gaumer.
In a joint drum performance with fellow Mr. Parkland contestant Patrick Horan, Patrick Neely played his marching tenors upside down. In a joint drum performance with fellow Mr. Parkland contestant Patrick Horan, Patrick Neely played his marching tenors upside down.
Connor Armstrong performed a dual dance and skit routine, set to a custom music remix, with his brother Nathaniel during the talent competition. Connor Armstrong performed a dual dance and skit routine, set to a custom music remix, with his brother Nathaniel during the talent competition.
Accompanied by Abbie Sawyer, Nicholas Shoemaker get his groove on during the formal wear dance showcase. Accompanied by Abbie Sawyer, Nicholas Shoemaker get his groove on during the formal wear dance showcase.
Tyler Payne played the cello to The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and other songs in a musical medley performance. Tyler Payne played the cello to The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and other songs in a musical medley performance.
Escorted by Katheryn Juarez, Nikolis Ratjavong takes the stage during the formal wear competition. Escorted by Katheryn Juarez, Nikolis Ratjavong takes the stage during the formal wear competition.
Christian Dzema is in sync with his partner Madison McElliot as they dance during the formal wear competition. Christian Dzema is in sync with his partner Madison McElliot as they dance during the formal wear competition.
Erand Bizati channeled his inner Freddie Mercury as he performed the Queen hit single “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Erand Bizati channeled his inner Freddie Mercury as he performed the Queen hit single “Don’t Stop Me Now.”
For his portion of the talent competition, Christopher Grullon performed an emotional hip-hop dance routine. For his portion of the talent competition, Christopher Grullon performed an emotional hip-hop dance routine.
Assisted by Sophia Morgan, Mr. Parkland contestant August Gaumer combined music with theater, performing “Into the Unknown” from the Disney film, “Frozen II.” Assisted by Sophia Morgan, Mr. Parkland contestant August Gaumer combined music with theater, performing “Into the Unknown” from the Disney film, “Frozen II.”

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