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Meet Mr. and Ms. Cedar Valley College

This article appeared in a 2015 issue of the student newsletter.

Eian Gallegos and Katherine Alexander were two of six contestants to enter the 2015-2016 Mr. and Ms. CVC Pageant on Nov. 20, 2015. They are pictured here with Miyoshi Holmes, Director of Student Life.

Every year two students are crowned Mr. and Ms. CVC, short for Mr. and Ms. Cedar Valley College. This November, those lucky students were Eian Gallegos from Lancaster and Katherine (Katie) Alexander from Cedar Hill.  

The Selection Process

Contestants in the Mr. and Ms. CVC Pageant undergo a rigorous selection process. A panel consisting of three judges is given scorecards and a judging system to help distinguish which students are most deserving of the title. 

Judging criteria includes:

  1. Essay
  2. Talent
  3. On-stage Question
  4. Formal Wear
  5. Business/Professional Wear

    The largest weight of the scoring process is given to the essay portion – 40% – which is due one week prior to the pageant. The essay prompt asks students to explain why they deserve the title of Mr. or Ms. CVC. Submissions are typically around 3 pages, double spaced. 

    The Pageant

    Approximately 80 students attended the 2015-2016 Mr. and Ms. CVC Pageant. The evening event was held in the Cedar Valley College Performance Hall and included special performances by Katherine Brown and The CVC Chorus as well as a rendition of "Born to Shine" performed by Oscar Hernandez and Ashton Guevara from the college Guitar Ensemble. 

    Contestants included: 
  1.  Alma Renteria
  2. Eian Gallegos
  3. Ka'Von Lee
  4. Katherine Alexander
  5. Taylor James
  6. Toni Medford

    The Rewards

    As this year's winners, Eian Gallegos and Katherine Alexander automatically became members of two student organizations: Student Ambassadors and the Student Government Association (SGA). They will meet periodically with the college president to offer a student perspective on matters important to the CVC community. Finally, Mr. and Ms. CVC represent the college at local events or parades, such as the annual State Fair of Texas Parade downtown. 

    Eian and Katherine will carry their hard-earned title for the year and then return to Cedar Valley College next November to crown the new Mr. and Ms. CVC. 

    Special Thanks

    The pageant would like to extend a special thanks to Dan Rogers, Miyoshi Holmes and OSL Staff as well as this year's judges: Kathy Rodgers, Patty Slaughter and Katrina Gibson. 

    Entry to the annual pageant is free. Myoshi Holmes, director of the Office of Student Life at Cedar Valley College, sponsored this year's event.

    Get Involved

    For information about student events, clubs and organizations at your college, visit the office of Student Life.