BIG MAN ON CAMPUS
An Evening of Fun
Launched in 2010, Big Man On Campus is a male pageant competition and fundraiser planned by the high school members of Youth Resources’ Teen Advisory Council (TAC). Proceeds from the event support 150 TAC members’ community service throughout the year – over 3,000 hours annually – and their 5:55 a.m. meetings every other Friday before school. The event features senior contestants from local schools who spend the evening highlighting their smarts, talent, charisma and school spirit through the show’s four segments.
The contestants are scored by local community leaders, and the audience votes for their “Crowd Favorite.” Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
All proceeds benefit Youth Resources’ Teen Advisory Council.
2017 Big Man on Campus
Signature senior Connor Pratt was named the 2017 Big Man on Campus by a panel of community judges at the eighth annual event.
It was hard to deny that Connor’s cheering section from Signature School was one of the loudest at the North High School auditorium that evening.
“It was incredibly flattering, and I am beyond blessed to have people around me who support me through thick and thin,” Connor said. “I was actually kind of embarrassed when I won cause I felt like I didn’t deserve it. The reaction of the crowd was also insane, and I think my eardrums exploded from all of the screaming. It is, without a doubt, one of the most humbling moments of my life. ”
Connor performed a song he he had written on the piano for the talent portion of the event. The piece, he said, took him about a month of thinking and creating to finalize for the performance that night.
“My favorite segment was the talent portion. I spent a rather long amount of time constructing that piece and I was extremely nervous to perform it. It was very rewarding (and relieving) to have had the opportunity to play that song for my friends that I love so dearly. I named the song Trifecta for my friends.”
When asked about his favorite parts of the event, Connor said meeting students from other schools, raising money for Youth Resources – and making a fool out of himself in his mother’s 80s tracksuit!
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