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Teachers Compete During No Shave November

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Montini Catholic's Chapter of the Tri M (Modern Music Masters) Music Honor Society hosted a No Shave November event this year.  Faculty members volunteered to go the entire month of November without shaving - all in the name of charity.  During the week of December 3rd through the 7th, students were invited to vote for the teacher who they believed 'grew the best beard' during the month-long challenge.  "Students voted with money," said Mr. Donald Glowinski, who received the highest total votes.  "Coins equaled positive votes and bills equaled negative votes!"  His prize was deciding which charity the money would be donated to.  He chose The Claddagh Fund, started by the band, Dropkick Murphys.  The fund honors the three attributes of the Claddagh Ring - Friendship, Love & Loyalty - with a mission of raising money for charitable organizations that champion the needs of children, veterans and individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

A second phase to the contest, however, may have been the greatest motivating factor for the students to cast their votes.  The faculty member with the least amount of votes was made to sing a Christmas tune during the school's morning announcements.  Theology teacher, Dr. Joseph Mordente, accepted this honor with pride as he belted out Mariah Carey's tune, 'All I Want for Christmas is You (and Jesus),' on Monday, December 9th.  Students lined up with iPads in hand to catch the memorable moments on film.

Montini's Tri-M Music Society has plans to make the contest an annual event.

Above:  Faculty Contestants:  Top l to r:  Mr. Donald Glowinski, Mr. Eric Brechtel, Dr. Joseph Mordente, Mr. Denis Block; Bottom: Mr. Andrew Weisenburger '05, Mr. Chris Spevak and Mr. Benjamin Tripp

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