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16 vie for title of Mr. Renaissance

Sixteen high school students will vie for the title of Mr. Harrison County Renaissance on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Corydon Central High School, during the third annual competition.
The event, which benefits the Harrison County Renaissance, will begin at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. Admission is $3.
Harrison County Renaissance is an organization active in all public Harrison County senior high schools and some junior highs. Renaissance rewards students for good attendance, good or improved grades, and recognizes and encourages the teachers, staff and administrators of the schools.
During Sunday’s competition, the contestants from each of the four county schools ‘ Corydon Central, Lanesville, North Harrison and South Central ‘ will be judged in swimwear, formal wear and talent, and will receive points based on an interview. Judges will take into consideration the contestants’ friendliness, approachability, speaking ability, poise, confidence and sense of humor.
Contestants are:
Corydon Central ‘ juniors Jake Helms, Nathan Ettinger and Jamien Tomlinson and sophomore Glenn Gruny;
Lanesville ‘ seniors Aaron McKim and Nic Parsons and juniors Seth Jacobs and Benni Kreuger;
North Harrison ‘ seniors Cole Duffy and Jerry Grant and juniors Eric Baxter and Keith Scranton;
South Central ‘ senior Stephan Dittrich and juniors Rusty Farris, Ben Schreck and Andrew Sherrard.
Several of the contestants competed for the title last year.
Entertainment during the contest will be provided by the Corydon Central High School Jazz Band, the 2004 Lanesville Heritage Queen Rebekah Jordan and the current queen Heather Schaefer, and magician Joseph Nix, who was a Mr. Harrison County Renaissance contestant last year.
Mr. Harrison County Renaissance evolved from an idea by former Lanesville student and Renaissance member Aafke Bleecker.
Previous winners of the contest are Grant Pennington (2004), a 2004 graduate of Corydon Central, and Nick Allen (2005), who graduated last year from North Harrison.
Proceeds from the contest help fund the Renaissance programs in Harrison County.