By ALI ANDERSON
Local entertainers will perform for BYU seniors April 9 at the Senior Celebration in Cougar Stadium.
Mighty Mahogany, Peter Breinholt and Johnny B have been invited to the event by BYU’s Student Alumni Association.
“We’re excited about the entertainment that we have. (Senior Celebration) is a way for the university to say come eat, have fun and be entertained,” said Melinda Semadeni, director of public relations for BYU’s Student Alumni Association.
Mighty Mahogany, a Provo band, will open the evening’s entertainment with music beginning at 7:10 p.m.
Peter Breinholt is scheduled to start his 45-minute show at 8:10 p.m. Breinholt is from the Salt Lake City area.
Senior Celebration entertainment will close with Johnny B’s comedy show, starting at 10 p.m.
Last year’s comedy show was a favorite for seniors, said Shawn Dickerson, a BYU graduate who attended the 1998 Senior Celebration.
“It was really funny and a good show. Johnny B was the best thing I saw,” Dickerson said.
Reminiscing with old friends at the Senior Celebration adds to the planned entertainment, Dickerson said.
“It was fun to get a chance to see friends again. We all had a good time,” he said.
Dickerson said he is impressed that BYU goes all out in their Senior Celebration preparations.
“Sometimes the events are just minor, but (last year) they had plenty of food, games and entertainment,” Dickerson said.
The reason BYU goes all out for the Senior Celebration is to put seniors in the spotlight for a night, said Carl Clark, Student Alumni Association president.
“We do so much for the freshmen, but it’s time to do something for the graduating seniors. We want them to walk out of BYU feeling good,” said Clark, 23, a senior from Provo majoring in accounting.
The Senior Celebration will also serve as a “university thank you” to graduating seniors, said Ron Clark, director of public affairs and guest relations.
“This is our way of saying thanks for being part of our lives and don’t forget us. It’s gonna be a great night for everyone,” Clark said.