The Solitaire

Passing on the Crown

The fight for the title of Mr. Jaguar was fierce, but one contestant selflessly gave away his award.

Senior+Kenneth+Hillen+and+Matthew+Armstrong+after+Hillen+gave+Armstrong+the+Mr.+Jaguar+Crown.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

Passing on the Crown

Senior Kenneth Hillen and Matthew Armstrong after Hillen gave Armstrong the Mr. Jaguar Crown.

Senior Kenneth Hillen and Matthew Armstrong after Hillen gave Armstrong the Mr. Jaguar Crown.

Claire Pearl

Senior Kenneth Hillen and Matthew Armstrong after Hillen gave Armstrong the Mr. Jaguar Crown.

Claire Pearl

Claire Pearl

Senior Kenneth Hillen and Matthew Armstrong after Hillen gave Armstrong the Mr. Jaguar Crown.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Mr. Jaguar; an opportunity for the boys of the school to show off their personalities. The show consists of a dance routine, skits, beauty walk and awards. This year, senior Kenneth Hillen stole the show, however, he decided to pass his award to senior Matthew Armstrong.

“[I thought] it would mean a lot more to him than it did to me,” Hillen said. “He won Mr. Congeniality and he just lit up, and I was like, if I win, I want to give it to him.”

Armstrong’s reaction was priceless and will be remembered for years to come.

“I was honestly dumbfounded,” Armstrong said. “I was already Mr. Congeniality when I heard Kenneth’s name. I never expected he would do something like forfeit his title. If I was in shock after Congeniality, I was in full coma when Kenneth gave me the crown. It took a minute to even process what had just happened.”

The comradery shown through Mr. Jaguar brings the most unlikely of friends together. Blending personalities and creating timeless memories.

“He was almost ready to cry, you could see on his face, it made his year and that’s why I did it. He deserved it, [with a] 36 on his ACT, he deserves recognition,” Hillen said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    Guess The Solitaire Editor

  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    The Media Team Files | Part 2

  • Campus

    A Decade Makes A Difference

  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    The Media Team Files

  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    Embarrasing Elementary Tales

  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    After High School Hurrah

  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    One Final Show

  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    Minority Misconceptions

  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    A Walk for Awareness

  • Passing on the Crown

    Campus

    A Trip for Fun, Fighting and Friends

Navigate Right
The student publication of Fort Zumwalt West High School
Passing on the Crown