DECA holds annual Mr. Spiffy High competition


Julia Sassoon

On Friday, Dec. 6, nine Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School seniors competed for the title of Mr. Spiffy High. This night of entertainment was orchestrated by DECA advisor Marjorie Fitzgibbon along with many students involved in the club. Seniors Nicholas Hughes and Danielle Vuono hosted the competition.
This year, all proceeds of the event were donated to the New Jersey Sharing Network, a non-profit that focuses on life-saving organ transplants as well as recovery. Donations were made through ticket sales, concessions and fan votes towards the contestants.
The nine contestants were Kyle Isolda, Billy Kasper, Ryan Lamberta, Miles Longo, Aidan Maloney, Noah Samms, Sean Vlkovic and Justin Williams. All participants competed in three initial rounds: fashion show, interview and talent. Later on, the final six advanced to the lip sync round to determine the overall winner.
Maloney won the title of Mr. Spiffy High after his ribbon dance routine to “Let It Go” sung by Idina Menzel and lip sync performance to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” sung by Mariah Carey. The final winner was determined by teacher judges Sanda Kudron, Cynthia Prybella, Matthew Ritter and Elizabeth Sandford.
“[Mr. Spiffy High] was a really fun experience all around with a great group of guys and I am really glad that I ended up taking part in it for a great cause,” Maloney said. “Everyone deserved to win in their own way and it was a huge honor to be crowned Mr. Spiffy High this year.”
Audience members and participants alike felt that Spiffy High was an awesome night regardless of the winner.
“I think that all of the guys can agree that win or lose, you will have an amazing time and feel good about doing it too since it is for charity,” Vlkovic said.
Students involved with DECA volunteered their time for various aspects of the night, including escorting, props, tabulation and audio/lights.
“I had such a great experience directing the show,” senior Lauren Kieltyka said. “It was so fun to see everything come together and have all of the boys’ personalities mix to create a great dynamic.”