Prepare for applause, screams, and laughter at this year’s annual Mr. PHS show, tonight at 7 p.m. This ever-popular event put on by PHS’s student council pits senior men against each other in a battle of talents. Each contestant represents a different club or team in the school, and they compete to win funding for their club. Acts can include anything from singing to choreographed dance routines.
“I think it is a unique way for seniors to show off their talent,” said Ms. Christine Carbone, student council advisor.
While the show is a great way to raise money for organizations in the school, it is also an event that is widely loved by the student body.
“I think that because we have tried to get the underclassmen on student council involved as much as possible, it has become a tradition that students look forward to,” Carbone said.
This “tradition” goes back eight or nine years, according to Carbone. The student council at that time attended a symposium at Hopewell Valley Central High School, which served as a platform for different schools to interact and share their ideas and advice on fundraising for their schools. This was where they first discovered the idea for Mr. PHS.
“Our students were very interested in bringing it back to our school,” Carbone said. Thus, the idea for Mr. PHS was born and has continued to be a popular fundraising event for years.