11th Annual Mr. Batavia Competition Set for Friday, April 12

Thirteen seniors from Batavia High School will compete for the title of “Mr. Batavia” at the 11th annual competition, which will be held on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Frank E. Owen Auditorium at Batavia High School.

The students compete in multiple rounds of the event. Donations raised from ticket sales and donations are given to the top three winners’ charities. Since 2013, the annual event has raised $37,852 for local organizations.  

This year’s contestants are: 

Elijah Abdella—Genesee Cancer Assistance

Brian Calderon—Suicide Prevention of Genesee County

Ryan Cox—Habitat for Humanity and GCASA

Owen Halpin—The Michael Napoleon Foundation

Orion Lama—American Heart Association, Buffalo

Eli Michalak—The Ricky Palermo Foundation

Ryan Plath—The Batavia City Foundation

Parris Price—The Salvation Army

Emmanuel Richardson—Go Art!

Harry Southall—Batavia VA

Patrick Suozzi—The Red Cross

Brock Warren—Crossroads House

Peyton Woehler - Genesee County Mental Health

Hostesses for the evening’s event include: Addison Glynn, Cassidy Crawford,  Julia Clark, and Julia Preston.

Additional members of the Mr. Batavia Committee include: Brie Gabriel, Isabella Walsh, Aleeza Idress, Grace Parker, Bridget Taggart, Anna Varland, Maddie Bellamy, Emma Bigsby, Jadyn Boyce, Lily Burke, Lilian Emerson, Carolynn Flint, Sophie Fryer, Kassandra Kesler, Jaimin MacDonald, MaKynna Mason, Kirstin Mattice, Freya Mellander, Sophia Moore, Giana Mruczek, Ella Radley, Anna Stevens, and Sofia Trias; Staff choreographer: Melania deSa e Frias

Tickets are $10 each and will be sold to students during school lunches the week of April 9, and at the door for the community. 

Lisa Robinson, Mr. Batavia's advisor, would like to thank the Batavia City School Foundation for its help and support in collecting and distributing funds to local organizations. 

Additional thanks to: Charles Men’s Shop, Main Street Pizza, Geico Insurance, Extreme Streetwear, Special Tees Embroidery and Screenprinting in Geneseo, Beverly's Florist and Gift Shop, and Steve Ognibene Photography, and participating charities for their work in our community.

You can follow along with the Mr. Batavia competition on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mr.batavia, and the hashtag #mrb24