With the help of a little pixie dust, Joel Tate hopes to win Mr. Linganore

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

One of the eight contestants, Joel Tate will be portraying Walt Disney. His escort and dance partner is Allison King. His manager is Katie Constantine.

“I think Walt Disney portrays a sense of imagination that we should all have an opportunity to portray,” said Tate.

Tate is excited for the competition because he gets to wear a tuxedo. He thinks it is interesting that group of boys have been brought together that usually wouldn’t have interacted very much.

“I decided to do Mr. Linganore to fulfill a prophecy that was said when I was in eighth grade by a former Linganore teacher, Mrs. Estep,” said Tate.

Tate is the president of the National Honor Society and a member of Mu Alpha Theta. He currently has an internship at Tate Family Dentistry in New Market.

Outside of school, Tate works at Giant and lives on a 120-acre farm with 16 cows and three donkeys.

Tate plans to attend Hood College to participate in a pre-dental program and then attend the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

“I think that I will win because I really want the audience to know who I am, and I want them to laugh. I love Linganore and the community, and I don’t want to leave at the end of the year,” said Tate.