OHS Cash Drive finishes with Mangeant and school dance


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Mangeant participants rehearsing before Friday night

Derek Klecker, Writer

On Friday Nov. 19, 12 male students at Owatonna High School will compete in the 10th annual Mangeant. The Mangeant is a fun and comical “man pageant” to raise money for the Cash Drive. The Mangeant took place in 2020 but COVID-19 limited the audience. Former OHS student Ashton Jensen was crowned the winner. 

This year all the money raised during the Cash Drive will go towards Beds for Kids. Participants will compete against each other through different activities including a lip sync battle, their own talent or act they came up with and interview questions. One of the participants in the Mangeant is junior David Smith.  Smith said, “I decided to be in the Mangeant because I feel the duty to carry on Ashton Jensen’s faith in me.” Everyone can come watch the Mangeant on Friday Nov. 19 in the OHS auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can only be purchased at the door for $5. 

After the Mangeant wraps up, all students can head on down to the OHS cafeteria to the school dance. This is a glow dance and all of the money raised will also go towards Beds for Kids. Junior Justin Gleason said, “I’m excited to get groovy and dance with all my friends.” The dance starts at 9:00 p.m. and students need to bring $5 and their student ID to get into the dance.