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Ugly Beard Contest At Kennewick High Raises Money

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Students and staff at a local high school are letting loose and growing beards in order to raise money.

Facial hair seems to be the new fad at Kennewick High School.

They're calling it the "Ugly Beard Contest". Twenty-three staff members and two students are participating this year, by letting their beards grow out.

Each participant gets a can where students and staff can donate money.

The school's Principal, who's also partaking in the contest says he is glad to see students having fun, but he is facing some competition from one particular student.

"He and I go at it every morning on the P. A. a little bit, about our testosterone levels and the ability to grow hair and not grow hair," said Alan Jackson, Principal at Kennewick High School.

Danny Engel, a student participating in the contest says, "I can't disclose any dollar amounts, but I'm just saying it might be more than some teachers paychecks in the can."

This year Kennewick High is hoping to raise $1,000 for the campus beautification project. The contestant with the ugliest beard is named the winner.

Results will be announced at the last assembly of the semester, where the lucky winner will take home the razor trophy.