The annual Tualatin High School Timberwolf Pageant held on April 20 was a huge success, according to Amanda Fronczak, co-director of the TuHS Timberwolf Pageant and Associated Student Body President.
“I am proud and pleased to say that we exceeded our goal of $10,000,” she reported in an email about the fundraiser for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.
The emcees at the event were David Jones and Frida Ruiz, and the contestants participated in several events, including a Rhyme Without Reason Fashion Show, a Talent Show, and “Contestant Confessions.”
Another part of the event was a Question-and-Answer segment with Judges Rep. Ben Bowman, a Democrat representing District 25 that encompasses Tigard, Metzger, and south Beaverton, TuHS Associate Principal Claudia Kis, and TuHS teacher Brenna White.
Lindsey Klinger, assistant director of development at Doernbecher, also spoke and provided videos of testimonials of the great work done at the hospital.
The seven pairs participating in the event were the Cheer Wolves, the Dance Wolves, the Swim Wolves, the Softball Wolves, the Robotic Wolves, the Granola Wolves, and the ASB Wolves.
The ASB Wolves Team, made up of Olivia Trone and Elizabeth Graham, won the completion, raising more than $2,065 for the cause and scoring highest in the other categories that were rated by the judges. The Granola Wolves came in second place, raising $1,964, and the Dance Wolves came in third place, raising $1,358.
The other director, along with Fronczak, was Amity Humphrey.
Fronczak praised the “success of our pageant and the hard work of the contestants with all donations going to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.” She added, “We have been doing this pageant at the high school since 1993, and it is one of our most popular ASB student-run events.”
The event program stated, “This year, we have seven pairs that have put in extreme effort to raise money for Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital, and they are thrilled to showcase their efforts and endeavors tonight!
“On behalf of the Pageant Committee, we are all so proud of this year’s contestants and are ecstatic to present the 2023 Timberwolf Pageant,” it continued. “Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!”
The ASB advisors are Matthew Unis and Eric Wadsworth.
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital was established in 1926 and is Oregon’s top-ranked children’s hospital. Kids Making Miracles began in 1991 as a coin drive to raise money for Doernbecher, and it has raised $11 million to date.
Doernbecher provides pediatric care that includes cardiology, cardiac surgery, cancer treatment, neurosurgery, and neonatal care.