Lower Merion High School recently hosted the 8th Annual Mr. Lower Merion Competition – a fun-filled production featuring ten talented students competing for the coveted title of “Mr. Lower Merion” while raising funds for a variety of important charities and causes.
This year’s contestants - Andreas Blobel, James Burton, Jarod Estacio, Karl Meyer, Barrett Noone, Jalyne Poles, Jordan Robinson, Eric Ruffin, Elad Shdaimah, and Daniel Tsai – took to the stage to participate in a variety of entertaining exhibitions to persuade the judges and the audience of their claim to the crown, including a catwalk, dance routine, talent portion, Q&A session and more.
“Mr. LM is truly a life-changing competition that allows contestants to put themselves in front of a thousand people and raise money for a charity they are invested in,” said event director and former Mr. LM-winner Emily Harnett in the program’s Director’s Notes. “These contestants represent what Lower Merion stands for, and as [Principal] Mr. Hughes puts it – character counts. You are voting for something more than a talent; you are voting for someone who genuinely embodies what we value in our school community and what we pride ourselves on. Mr. LM should be a friend to all and accept everyone for their differences, promoting the welcoming space of Lower Merion.”
At the end of the evening, with the audience votes tallied and judges’ scores finalized, it was senior Jordan Robinson who was named Mr. Lower Merion 2017. Robinson was competing on behalf of the American Cancer Society, whose mission is “to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.”
This year's event raised a total of $9,354 - great job, Aces!