Klamath Union High School junior Tay Vaughn was crowned the winner of the Fifth Annual Mr. Pelican competition, held last Saturday at the Ross Ragland Theater.

Vaughn won on the strength of a song he wrote, in accompaniment with his piano music. According to Mary Mateos with KUHS, Vaughn will earn an undisclosed amount of college scholarship money, based on ticket revenue for the night’s event.

Senior Reed Phillips was this year’s runner-up, with Kevin Hoffheins, also a senior, coming in third.

The event also served as a donation-based fundraiser for the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank. Mateos said the event pocketed more than $1,500 to support the food bank.