The Student Council's seventh annual Mr. MJS competition last Saturday raised $5,400 for Good Grief, an organization with strong Madison ties that helps families cope with the loss of a parent or sibling, Student Council adviser Stephen Finkelstein said.
The fun evening of competition featured performances by students. In the end, Adam Klein, who performed a rap, was crowned Mr. MJS while Andy Jung, who sang and played guitar, was Mr. Talent.
Each year, the Madison Junior School Student Council supports the New Jersey Association of Student Councils' state charity for the year, which this year is Good Grief, an organization founded by Madison resident Mary Robinson.
The keynote speaker at Mr. MJS was Fred Wynne, a Madison resident whose wife, Kelli Wynne, died three years ago and .
In January, Mr. MJS won the prize for Top Ten Projects awarded by the New Jersey Association of Student Councils. In a class held at The College of New Jersey, Madison students taught other middle and high schools how to create their own Mr. MJS show, which involces having local businesses sponsor contestants, and having the contestants wear casual and formal attire, learn and perform acts, and be prepared to answer questions.