Soudavahn named Mr. John Wood

Freshman receives Mr. John Wood crown
February 21, 2019

John Wood Community College freshman Raymond Soudavahn of Quincy was crowned Mr. John Wood in the third annual Mr. John Wood Pageant on February 15. Carter Cramsey of Quincy was named First Runner-Up and Mr. Congeniality. People’s Choice winner was Reed Tate of Liberty.

The pageant featured eight contestants: Sam Brinkman, sophomore of Payson; Seth Rochelle, freshman of Liberty; Reed Tate, sophomore of Liberty; Austin Owen, sophomore of Bowen; Carter Cramsey, sophomore of Quincy; Brent Tweedy, sophomore of Kahoka, Mo., Devin Balzer, sophomore of Camp Point; and Raymond Soudavahn, freshman of Quincy.

The contestants were judged during their performance in formal wear, made possible by Schuecking’s Men’s Wear, sportswear and talent. The top three finalists, Soudavahn, Cramsey and Tate, were also judged on their responses to an on-stage question.

More than $700 was raised for Quanada through admission, concessions and People’s Choice donations.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.