BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Television Club, BRTV, held a beard-growing competition throughout November with a goal of raising awareness about prostate cancer and collecting money to donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
A total of seven BRHS staff members grew beards throughout the month to hopefully claim the title of “Best Beard,” while also collecting donations from staff and students throughout the month.
Those participating were Chris Levin, Steven Michaele, Dan Musacchio, Matt Perlman, Steve Rubin, Keith Shapiro and Scott Strungis.
In total, they donated $600 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Chris Black, co-advisor for the club, said there were over 300 votes on the beards by BRHS staff and students, and Strungis won in a close race.
"While there was only one best beard winner, we think that all seven staff members that competed were winners because of the amount of money and awareness that was raised in regard to prostate cancer," Black said.
Black and co-advisor Scott Linzer said they believe this was a wonderful competition.
“We feel as though this competition shows the wonderful things that can be done when the stakeholders of the school district work together to achieve a common goal,” they said. “The student members of BRTV should be commended for initiating the competition. The seven staff members should be commended for taking time out of their busy schedules to compete in this event, collect donations and film segments for the competition.”
“The BRHS staff, students and parents should be commended for the donations that were made to a worthwhile cause,” they added.
Click below to see clips from the staff members competing in the competition.