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Video: MHS Senior Dances His Way to 'Mr. Monrovia' Title

Monrovia High School senior Chris Burkholder beat out eight other contenders in the school's annual "Mr. Monrovia" talent show Friday night.

From the disco dancing to Thriller to Souja Boy's Superman, Chris Burkholder covered several decades worth of popular dance moves Friday night in about 7 minutes.

The Monrovia High School senior won the school's "Mr. Monrovia" talent show Friday night, busting moves in an "evolution of dance" performance that impressed the 350-person crowd at Louise K. Taylor Auditorium.

Along with the "Mr. Monrovia" title, Burkholder took home $100 and a prom ticket for beating out eight other competitors. The competition was put on by the school's Renaissance program.

"It was a night filled with laughter and and a great time was had by both the contestants and the crowd," said Paul Dols, the school's Renaissance Coordinator.

Burkholder competed along with the following students:

  • James Tubbs
  • Benjamin Cragoe
  • Javier Colin
  • Ivan Munoz
  • Sean Watase
  • Enrique Ramirez
  • Andrew Monge
  • Vince Rainey
Gayle M. Montgomery February 19, 2013 at 08:56 PM
That was absolutely delightful. Hats up to Mr. Burkholder for his performance, or should I say, Bottoms up, Bottoms up! Too funny. Somebody please sign him up to entertain the crowd at at least one of the concerts in the park. This was supa dupa fly! LOL.
Shanna Burkholder February 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM
What a fun night! Every young man up on that stage was talented!! There were sophisticated performances, comedic performances and heart racing performances. Kudos to all of these courageous guys and to MHS Renaissance for putting on a spectacular event!

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