Payton Morgan was crowned Mr. Beautillion and Christian Garner was crowned Mr. Heir-O-Link at the 41st Annual Beautillion presentation held March 26 at Wichita’s Century II. The scholarship event is sponsored by the Wichita Chapter of Links, Inc.
Morgan, the son of Kay and Derek Morgan is a senior at East High School. Morgan also took awards for: Mr. Technology, Best Essay, and a special Spirit AeroSystems Award.
First runner-up was Jared Rolfe, a senior at Southeast High School and the son of Michelle Rolfe. Rolfe took home an award. Second runner-up was Kamau Johnson a senior at Northeast Magnet and the son of Chela and Lamont Love.
Beautillion participants who are sons or grandsons of Link members compete in a separate category for the title of Mr. Heir-O-Link. This year’s Mr. Heir-O-Link is Christian Garner, a senior at Heights High School. He is the son of the late Carla Garner and Carla and Lorenza Breckenridge, Jr. Garner was also a winner in the talent category, took home honors as Mr. Brotherhood and was a recipient of the James and Martha White Memorial Scholarship.
Eight of fifteen participants were recognized for having a grade point average of 3.0 or above with Donovan Duggins, a senior at Wichita East and the son of Dr. Maurice and Gwen Duggins took home honors as both Mr. GPA, with an average of 3.89, and Mr. ACT with a score of 33.