SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It may not be the Atlantic City Boardwalk, but the excitement is high on Summerhill Road for this year's Mr. Spotswood 2017. Who will walk away with the coveted crown? For folks that haven't heard, Mr. Spotswood is the hottest ticket in Milltown, Spotswood and Helmetta this week. The show is set to go off tonight at 7 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium. There will be a foot-stomping opening number, a talent portion, a parade of formal wear and yes, a question and answer session before a winner is chosen as well as a few more well-planned surprises.
Mr. Spotswood is the brainchild of social studies teacher and varsity cheerleading coach, Colleen Meyers. The show serves as a senior class fundraiser and involves the entire school including the honors computer class who tallies the votes and the SPSN TV crew that films the performance.
Milltown native, Jason Biss was Mr. Spotswood 2016. Biss wowed the crowd with his talent portion where he sang a poignant song about high school years. Spotswood's Robby Nason was the first runner up in last year's competition that had a Magic Kingdom theme.
The theme for each year's show is different and a bombshell for audience members. As director, Meyers gives away few secrets about the annual spring showcase that always brings down the house.
A few tickets are still available for this evening's not-to-be-missed performance. The tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door.
Stay tuned to see who will wear this year's crown.