Jesse Viggiano (‘15), also known as Mr. Jess Do It, plans to claim this year’s Mr. East title by finally showing off his lyrical voice. Viggiano is involved in East’s choir group “East Singers,” as well as the a Capella groups Stay Tuned.
“I feel I should be Mr. East simply because I represent all corners of our school and help to bring everyone together. I am a singer, and athlete, and a scholar always willing to help my peers,” said Viggiano.
Throughout his time at East, Viggiano has been one of the few people who have the ability to show dedication in the classroom and on the lacrosse field, while continuing to entertain those around him with his sense of humor and expressiveness.
This balance between serious and humorous is something that sets Viggiano apart from most, especially in the Mr. East competition. In addition, his singing performance will be something no one has ever really heard before.
“No one has ever really heard me sing, not even my family,” said Viggiano. “It’s the first time even my friends will be hearing me sing, so it will definitely be a surprise for everyone.”
In preparation for his performance, Viggiano has been rehearsing after school almost every day and perfecting his selected songs in his act on the guitar.
“It’s more of a mental preparation than anything,” he said.
Excited, anxious, and everything in between for the Mr. East competition, Viggiano will demonstrate his hidden talent and, as always, put a smile on everyone’s faces while doing so.