Hiram College

KCPB looks to liven up winter with the first annual Hiram Winter Bash, which will take place from Wednesday, January 25, to Friday, January 28, 2012.

The event will kick off January 25 with the annual chili cook-off, followed by “Chillin’ on the Inside” on January 26, a fun and educational pep rally with lots of games and performances and a student presentation on the effects of hunger in Africa.

On January 27, the new Crystal Ball Dance will be held in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.

The Winter Bash will wrap up on Saturday with its finale, the first Mr. and Ms. Hiram Pageant, which will begin in Hayden Auditorium at 8 p.m.

Preparation for the pageant has already begun.  Interested students filled out a registration form, then went through an interview process on January 17 in the Kennedy Center main lounge.

The registered contestants for the pageant are Emily Lawrence ’15, Brandon Nuby ’12, Madison Cronin ’15, Heather Ristau ’15, Chantelle Lemon ’15, Steve Brown ’12, Shirjoma Jacobs ’15 and LaRe’Shea Hunter ’14.

After rehearsing through January, the participants will be prepared to compete in the pageant the night of January 28.  There will be an introduction, then three stages to the competition itself–a formal wear category, a Hiram wear category and a question and answer section in which the contestants will answer questions about Hiram and school spirit.  From there, three judges will crown a Mr. and Ms. Hiram.

Martinique Mims ’14, the KCPB spirit and traditions coordinator responsible for organizing the Winter Bash, aims to establish a new tradition at Hiram through the event.

“KCPB is trying to bring more school spirit and new traditions to the campus,” Mims said.  “So, what better way to do this than having some fun and educational activities during the winter season to get students more pumped and ready to participate in the winter sports with a big bash?”