Mr. GNHS raises money for charity

Mr. GNHS is widely considered one of the most exciting traditions that Grayslake North has had throughout the years. Mr. GNHS is run by National Honor Society as a way to ‘crown’ a male student by ranking them in five different categories: video, talent, lip synch, fishbowl question and charity fundraising.
This year, the Mr. GNHS hopefuls included Patrick Blashe, Connor Sinclair, Adrian Suarez, Dylan Ponomar, Kyle Fisher and Kyle Mendoza.
In the weeks before the competition, participants met almost every day to work on their group dance and raps.
“Rehearsals started two weeks ago, but personally I’ve been working on my individual categories for three or four weeks now,” Blashe said.
The week before the competition, contestants choose charities that hit close to home and fundraised for them. Overall, the competition raised over $1200.00 for the different charities.
“I raised over $500 dollars for Save-A-Pet. I was really persistent with my fundraising efforts. I fundraised for three days during lunch periods and my classes,” Sinclair said.
In the end, Connor Sinclair took the title with a standout performance as Napoleon Dynamite in his talent category and as ‘Crocky Connor’ in the video category.
“As cool as it is to win the competition, I think that I took more away from it than just winning. In the weeks we all prepared our videos, dances and talents, we bonded like a team,” Sinclair said.