Ren crowned Mr. Hinsdale 2014


Courtesy of Emma Stapleton

Peter Ren, junior, is crowned Mr. Hinsdale at the end of the pageant on Dec. 10.

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, the Mr. Hinsdale Pageant took place. The competition featured male students who participated in talent, question and answer, and fashion portions of the show.

The contest was created by J.Kyle Braid cohort three years ago. When JKB students went on their annual trip to California, they were inspired by other schools to raise money for their trip and for charity.

The winner of the contest receives a prize that goes to the charity of his choice. The three judges were English teacher Mr. Bhatti, science teacher Mr. McCloud, and lunch personnel Ms. Barbara Knapczyk.

There were seven contestants that took the stage this year:

Name/Place          Grade          Talent             Favorite Charity

Peter Ren(Winner) Junior Piano American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa
Rohith Balusu(Manliest Man) Junior Rapping One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish UNICEF
Eamon McMahon(Runner Up) Junior Boyband dancing (with music from the Backstreet Boys,One Direction, ‘N Sync, and Justin Bieber) Leap into Africa
Kunal Jobanputra Sophomore Break dancing Make a Wish Foundation
Jake Scodro Senior Stand up comedy Good Samaritan Hospital; People’s Resource Center
Anthony Scarpiniti Senior Tapdancing Help Put the Heart in Heart Care
Tom Lorenc Senior Folding laundry Keep it at Home


Ren was crowned Mr. Hinsdale, with McMahon as runner-up and Balusu as “Manliest Man”. Ren succeeds Donny Kwasigroch (2012 Mr. Hinsdale), senior, and Vinay Basti (2013), graduated.


In addition, there was a raffle for Bulls tickets that also raised money. Brigid Mulligan, junior, received the tickets.

The promotional video for the event can be seen here.