Junior Stephen Sekoulopoulos was crowned Mr. Valpo during Alpha Phi Omega’s inaugural Mr. Valpo pageant on Friday.
The event was attended by over 150 students, and raised a total of $692.66. Half of the proceeds went to America’s Promise Alliance, APO’s philanthropy; the other half went to St. Baldrick’s on behalf of Sekoulopoulos and Lambda Chi Alpha, the organization he was representing.
There were 10 participants in the pageant, each a delegate for a different campus organization. Junior E.J. Dubinsky, from Student Senate, was awarded second place, and sophomore Jacob Landgraf, from the University Programming Council, went home with third.
One of the judges was unable to attend the event, so senior Jordan Dubberke was picked from the crowd to sit in as the fifth judge, joining Marianne Reach from dining services; Jane Barden from social work; Monica Carson, a residential life coordinator; and Carrie Whittier, dean of students for Greek life, leadership and volunteer programs.
APO has been slated to host their second Mr. Valpo pageant in conjunction with Greek Week next year.