Class of 2017 raises over $2000 with silent auction


Photo by Emiliana Cardinale

Sophomore Jackie Heller performed Riptide by Vance Joy

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager

The class of 2017 held a silent auction fundraiser April 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m and raised over $2500.

Throughout the auction, parents and students were able to bid on items and enjoy the entertainment and food.

“I think the auction went extremely well,” sophomore class president Max Smith said. “It was our first year doing it, so we faced some unexpected challenges, but I am extremely happy and proud to see the effort put forth by all of our officers and exec board members. It was truly a team effort.”

According to Smith, there were many great items at the auction, but some of the more popular ones included the Presidents Box Nationals tickets, the vacation at a historic mountain house, the opportunity to be “Principal for a Day”, the tour of the WUSA 9 Station and a trip to see a Mix 107.3 music countdown.

Members of the class of 2017 performed throughout the auction. The acts included Nick Mason on the violin, Reed Goldstein with jokes, Donna Dadkhoo singing and playing guitar, Michelle Kaufman singing and playing guitar, Jackie Heller singing and playing guitar, Leetal Pinko singing, Lydia Frentsos singing and Michael Chang on the violin.

“Since the talent show got cancelled I decided to perform at the auction and I wanted to help our class,” sophomore Jackie Heller said. “It was really fun performing in front of my friends and classmates. I’ve never performed in a crowd that big so I was a little nervous but I had a great time.