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Family Relations Takes THON Pageant for 2nd Year Running

Last night, over 1,200 people filled Eisenhower Auditorium to enjoy the second annual Mr. and Mrs. THON Pageant. Representatives from all 14 captain committees, one male and one female, competed for the title of Mr. and Mrs. THON. Singing, dancing, rapping, and acting skills were on display during the talent portion of the competition. Following the talent portion, a THON fashion show featured a pink spandex suit, a robot costume, and a bright orange blazer.

The contestants were scored by a panel of celebrity judges, including Barry Bram (THON’s Advisor), Kirsten Kelly (THON Overall Chair), Talor Battle (Guard, Mens Basketball), and Justin Brown (WR, Football). While the judges were making their decisions on who would make the second round, the Whitehead family spoke to the audience about their experiences as new members of the THON community; their daughter Emily was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year.

Following a second round question and answer session, Family Relations captains Quortney Hutchings and Carolyn Depuy were named Mr. and Mrs. THON 2011. They followed Jony Rommel and Dave Belliveau, also from Family Relations, as the second couple to win the pageant.

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