Noah Price will bring his magic charm to Mr. Linganore 2019

On March 9, Noah Price will be competing for the Mr. Linganore crown alongside 11 other contestants. Price is portraying Harry Houdini, the first escape artist. He will be escorted by Maggie Adams.

“I really wanted to do Mr. Linganore because it was something I had heard about in middle school. It was also always really fun to watch, so I wanted to be a part of it,” he said.

Both of Price’s parents and two sisters are Linganore alumni, which makes the experience more special for them as well.

Price’s talent will be a magic act. He has been interested in magic since middle school and started practicing his own magic tricks in ninth grade. “I think I have an advantage because I’ve been practicing this magic act for a while, and I have a lot of people coming out to support me,” he said.

On February 27 during the fundraiser at Uno’s, Price walked around all the tables doing magic tricks. One of the cards was a note asking customers to vote for Noah.

Natalie Rebetsky
Noah Price campaigns for votes at Uno’s Night with a magic trick.

Along with performing on the night of the show, Price will also be competing in three lunchtime competitions; cake decorating during first lunch, writing sweetheart letters during second, and building gumdrop towers during third lunch.

“I hope that I’ll be the best at the gumdrop tower because it seems the most engineering oriented,” said Price.

After high school, Price plans to attend either the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University or Point Park University to major in dance and business.

Price is a member of the National Spanish Honor Society and was on the track team during his freshman year.

Price and his escort Adams are currently both dancing for the Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center. Price caught the dance bug when he was only three years old.

“Practicing with Noah has been a lot of fun because we also dance together outside of school. I think he will perform really well. He is an entertaining guy,” said Adams.

“It’s always fun to see the talent portion and to see the dance numbers. I certainly wouldn’t have had the nerve or confidence to do it, so I am very impressed with all of the contestants,” said Price’s father, David.

Price thinks it will be hard for the judges to choose a winner because all the contestants are so talented. “I’m excited for the night of Mr. Linganore because everything leading up to it has been really fun and very high-energy,” Price said.

The contest starts at 7 p.m. in the auditorium and doors open at 6:30.