Mr. Cardinal City Pageant Postponed Due To Governor’s Executive Order

Other San Bernardino City Unified School District events also cancelled or postponed

San Bernardino High School has postponed the popular Mr. Cardinal City pageant in compliance with California Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order to cancel all large gatherings.

The pageant, originally scheduled for April 11 at Sturges Center for the Fine Arts, has been postponed until Saturday, May 30, amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease).

“Although the governor’s order only applies through the end of March, we wanted to take proactive steps to protect people from the possibility of infection and to reduce confusion regarding the very popular event,” said pageant director and bilingual school outreach worker Jaime Rios. “By making the decision now, we have ample time to get the word out and make sure that everything goes off without a hitch on our new date.”

Mr. Cardinal City is a non-traditional pageant that helps the young men at San Bernardino High School develop social skills that will serve them for a lifetime and foster a commitment to community service that benefits the entire community.

The current Mr. Cardinal City, Xavier Palacios, will continue his reign until a new Mr. Cardinal can be crowned.

The San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education also made the decision to cancel classes the week of March 16, 2020, in response to concerns about COVID-19. Check http://www.sbcusd.com or download the San Bernardino City USD app for the latest updates.

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