Change comes to Mr. Rochester


The Mr. Rochester contestants take the stage on Feb. 14, 2019. Photo by Pooja Patel.

Mr. Rochester is an event all grade levels, from freshman through seniors, can attend, and has been a tradition at RHS for eight years. As the years went by, Mr. Rochester’s theme stayed the same. However, this year’s Mr. Rochester took a turn, with changes coming to the event.

While the previous eight years of Mr. Rochester followed the same format, many people had their minds set on making this year’s show unique and different. Rochester High School’s senior class advisor, Mrs. Miesch, took on the role of organizing this event.

“[It was] on Valentine’s day and we just wanted to try something different,” Miesh said. “You gotta constantly keep changing and reinventing [and] can’t just keep it the same.”

To change up the show this year, Mr Rochester was modeled on a popular TV show.

“This year’s [show] is ‘Bachelor’ themed, and there’s going to be a bunch of new segments this year,” senior Vincent Guerrieri, one of the contestants, said prior to the show. “It might impact on how smooth the show runs, but we are working very hard on making it right.”

Mr. Rochester is important to many contestants because of all the hard work that goes into making the show perfect.

“It can get stressful at times,” Guerrieri said. “However, we are working really hard every day to perfect everything.”

Being a part of this year’s Mr. Rochester was a great experience for many of the contestants. The boys said they learned a lot about themselves going into the competition and created many memories.

“If I won, I would be really happy because I would be widening my experience here at RHS, but whoever wins, wins, and I’ll be happy either way,” Guerrieri said before the show. “I’m just happy to be a part of the whole thing.”