APO election declares Ugliest Man on Campus
By Joey Marquez
Joseph A. Powers Jr. '92 was named the Ugliest Man on Campus last week, according to results of the annual contest sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, said APO Treasurer Michael J. Person '92. Altogether, $656.02 was raised by the service fraternity, he said.
Powers collected a total donation of $249.40, which put him more than $40 ahead of any other competitor, Person said. Other candidates were "The Tick" with $203.17, J. Paul Kirby '92 with $66.47, Stephen A. Rinehart '93 with $50.72, "Bernice" with $41.98 and Mike Smith G with $23.84.
Voters expressed their support for each candidate by donating money in his or her name. The candidate who collected the highest total donation was declared the winner, Person said.
Person said the contest was very close. He said that on Thursday, when the money was counted, Powers and the Tick were "less than a dollar apart." But on Friday, Powers brought in more money than the Tick and was designated the official winner. He added that APO had counted 15,728 pennies while adding up the money for each candidate.
The victorious Powers could not be reached for comment.
Money to be donated
to Boston City Year
The money APO collected from the UMOC elections will be donated to the Boston City Year, a "Boston peace corps-type organization" which leads young adults who work to improve life in the city through community service, according to John W. F. McClain '92, UMOC project coordinator.
Boston City Year entails the formation of corporate-sponsored teams comprised of individuals who provide services such as "teaching to help eliminate illiteracy," beautifying gardens and refurbishing houses for the homeless, Person and McClain said. Reebok and Au Bon Pain have sponsored Boston City Year teams in the past, McClain said.
Participating on a City Year team is a like holding a regular job, McClain said. He explained that workers attend eight hours a day, five days a week, earn a $100 weekly stipend and receive a college scholarship at the end of their yearly term, McClain said.
McClain said that the APO donation will be of great help since the Boston Foundation, another community service organization, agreed to match the funds raised by APO. This brings the total donation to Boston City Year to $1312.04. McClain also said the money would be directed to help support the "Citizen's Team," which is sponsored by the city of Boston.