By: Lauren Young
Sophomore Joe Caputi took home the title of “Mr. Muskie” after winning the Student Activities Council’s Mr. Muskie Pageant last week in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre.
Junior Nate O’Brien was the runner-up, and third place went to sophomore C.J. Montante.
Roughly $400 was raised and donated to Caputi’s charity of choice, the Heart of Camden. The organization is based in Camden, New Jersey, Caputi’s home state. According to the organization’s website, its mission is, “to improve the quality of life for the children of the neighborhood of Waterfront South by providing safe, decent (and) affordable housing for families.”
“The event went really well, people really enjoyed it. The boys all did a dance to a mash-up of songs and the audience loved that,” junior Laura Birckhead, emcee of the event, said.
Each contestant showcased a personal talent during the contest. Caputi sang “New York, New York,” originally performed by Frank Sinatra. O’Brien played the saxophone and Montante did a dance from the movie “Little Miss Sunshine.”