2016 Children’s Hospital Auction Adds New Participants and Destinations Around The School

The 2016 Avonworth High School Auction was defined by new visitors, returning alumni, and additional destinations all working together to support Student Council’s 29th auction at the high school. With showcase appearances by Pittsburgh Dad and the Nakama food truck, the auction remained a vital way to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund while maintaining an unusual atmosphere compared to the average school day.

A new feature for the 2016 auction was the Nakama Food Truck. Students paid $2 to leave the auditorium and order from the popular Pittsburgh-based Asian food restaurant. Some students waited for over 30 minutes and most were satisfied with their orders.

A new feature for the 2016 auction was the Nakama Food Truck. Students paid $2 to leave the auditorium and order from the popular Pittsburgh-based Asian food restaurant. Some students waited for over 30 minutes and most were satisfied with their orders.

 

Two student bands played as well. Alex “Skippy” Domencic’s band “Mayview” performed several songs including Twenty-One Pilots’ “Ride”. Adam Boaks’ band “Trashbag Parachute” also performed some hit songs like Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly”. 

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A few popular items were the hockey puck signed by Mario Lemieux, prized Frau turtlenecks, many many pizzas, and a trip to Channel 11 Studios. Pie-ing the football team, playing flag football in the gym, and seeing Mr. Aguiar do 90 push-ups were also highlights of the auction. Additionally, the auctioneer role was split throughout the auction between Mrs. Pointek, new student council sponsor Mrs. Studt-Szalkuski, and recent alumni Kristen Weiser.

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A glimpse inside the auditorium and at one of the two new monitors added to show messages and items during the auction, which lasted until right up to 7th period this year.

Overall, the Auction witnessed some new people and things that surely should be back for next year.

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One of the new middle school lobby additions during the auction was cookie decorating, as well as signing cards and inscribing books for children admitted at Children’s Hospital

 

Students like _________________ kid on right took advantage of the Jenga tower station with Mr. Wolfe to build this tower. The Jenga activity was one of a number of new activities outside of the auditorium connected to the auction, including a flag football game, basketball game, cornhole, and Madden gaming.

Students took advantage of the Jenga tower station with Mr. Wolfe to build this tower. The Jenga activity was one of a number of new activities outside of the auditorium connected to the auction, including a flag football game, basketball game, cornhole, and Madden gaming.

 

 

 

 

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