As the clock ticks closer to Saturday, May 4, anticipation is rising at New Bedford High School.

At 6:30 p.m., the Bronspiegel Auditorium will come alive with the energy and talent of nine remarkable contestants competing in the 2024 Mr. Whaler competition.

It's happening on May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, and the guys are running with the theme.

The lineup is a who's who of talent and charm: Nathaniel Stafford, Xavier Fernandez, Rylan Brody, Gabriel Peixoto, Dezmond Brunskill, Henry AJ, Jack Dimatteo, Tayel Guzman and Carlos Ribeiro. Each contestant brings his own unique flair and style to the stage, promising an evening of entertainment for all ages.

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For those eager to witness this spectacle firsthand, tickets priced at $10 each will be available at the door. It's an opportunity not to be missed, as attendees will have the chance to support these young talents and experience their many months of dedication and hard work.

From dazzling performances to heartfelt moments, the Mr. Whaler competition promises to be an unforgettable evening for all involved. But it's not just about the performances; it's also about the camaraderie and sense of community that the event brings together. As contestants take to the stage, they do so not only for themselves but also for their fellow students and the school they represent.

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As the curtain rises on Saturday evening, all eyes will be on the Bronspiegel Auditorium stage, where dreams will be realized, and memories will be made. So mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and get ready to witness history in the making at the 2024 Mr. Whaler competition.

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