As the days begin to grow longer and birds can be heard chirping in the trees, it is time once again for the annual spring sophomore class auction. The auction will be hosted this year by the student council members of the class of 2016, organized by President Andrea Bilton, Vice President John Carroll, Treasurer Sarah Ryan, and Secretary Emma Hardy. The class officers received additional help and guidance from the sophomore class adviser Mrs. Turner.
Every year, it is up to the tenth graders to appeal to local businesses for donations of gift cards, products, or services to be auctioned or raffled off. Hanover residents have been very generous with donations ranging from photography sessions to interior design consults, to an acoustic guitar!
“There will be an online auction running from April 5 -12, and a silent auction and raffle on April 12,” said Bilton.
The big ticket items will be auctioned off as they are expected to generate a larger revenue, while gift cards and small baskets can be won in the raffle. The silent auction and raffle will be held April 12 at the Hanover Mall. The other ongoing auction will take place on a website created by the officers and linked to the Hanover Public Schools website, allowing interested parties to place bids and receive notification if they can lay claim to the item being sold. Student council members are optimistic about this year’s auction and expect a good turnout.
“The money we raise will help our class pay for events such as prom and senior week,” explained treasurer Sarah Ryan.
By donating to or helping orchestrate the event, Hanover High School students are giving back to their class and helping to improve their own high school experience.
For more information or to donate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org