Every male Middle School teacher at Annie Wright Day School became a “Mo Bro” this month, raising money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer by growing mustaches for “Movember.” Last year the movement, which began in Australia in 2003, raised more than $126 million.
Co-Director of Annie Wright Day School Bill Schuver, along with English teachers David Gardner and Kyle Price, math teacher John Rockne, science teacher Patrick Rusca, Spanish teacher Jake Taylor, Japanese teacher Mick Churchman, and learning skills specialist John Hunt, started clean-shaven on November 1. For the rest of the month, they grew, trimmed, oiled and refined their mustaches.
“I participated in Movember last year and decided to challenge my colleagues to grow their mos together this year,” said Hunt. “It was a great way to have some fun in the Middle School and engage students about a cause that is really important.”
To celebrate the final day of Movember, all Annie Wright students and female faculty members (“Mo Sistas”) in Grades 6-8 surprised the mustached teachers by sporting mustaches of their own. Students then voted for the best, worst and “swankiest” mos.