Mr. Harriton raises $30k for charity as Joel Danilewitz captures crown

LMSD In The News

Posted: February 28, 2017

The 10th Annual Mr. Harriton Competition, billed as the Party of the Decade, recently took center stage in Rosemont as the Rams raised more than $30,000 for a variety of charities, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, CURE SMA, the Sean King Fund, and the Lower Merion Scholarship Fund. The ten contestants demonstrated an array of entertaining talents while putting on a stellar show – all for a great cause – in front of a sold-out crowd in the Harriton auditorium.

For an in-depth recap written by the Harriton Banner’s Ben Feldman, see below. To view a slideshow of images from the event, click on the picture to the right.

The 2017 Mr. Harriton competition was held on Friday, February 24. The ten contestants were John Lautenbach, Joel Danilewitz, Jake Rome, Noah Karpel, Jake Berberian, Michael Kanehann, Will Hoffman, Jack Mendelsohn, Hannibal Ahmed, and Devon Chulik. In the end, our own Executive Editor Joel Danilewitz was crowned Mr. Harriton, with Will Hoffman in second, and Hannibal Ahmed in third.

Each contestant presented a video, a talent, a question-and-answer, and multiple dance numbers. The night was marked by amazing talents: Will danced to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” in four-inch heels and a unitard, Noah performed stand-up comedy, and Devon made original artwork. There were two rappers, Michael and John, although John had the chance to perform his act twice, as there were technical difficulties in his first performance. Other acts were more musical: Jake B. played drums that light-up drums, Jake R. played rock on guitar, Jack played ukulele and bass to a SpongeBob theme, Hannibal played original music on a keyboard, and Joel played a moving set on piano.

To read the full article on the Harriton Banner website, click here.