McKendree Announces its “Y98 Mistletoe Show Insider Contest” Winner

Student Will Introduce Gavin DeGraw Onstage at Dec. 8 Concert

Lebanon, Ill. — McKendree University junior Britani Beasley will introduce singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw onstage at the “Y98 Mistletoe Show,” sponsored by McKendree University and St. Louis radio station Y98. The concert will be held on Dec. 8 at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

The speech communication-public relations major from St. Elmo, Ill., is the overall winner of the “Y98 Mistletoe Show Insider Competition” held recently on campus. In a two-part competition, students were invited to submit a video, essay or creative entry on “What McKendree Means to Me.” Finalists were later judged on a mock onstage interview at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts.

In addition to introducing DeGraw at the concert, Beasley will interview fans and Y98 on-air talent “Phillips and Company” as a red carpet correspondent before the show. She may also participate in a meet-and-greet with other Mistletoe Show performers Avril Lavigne, the Backstreet Boys, Colbie Caillat and Five for Fighting.