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SGA Auction Tops $2,000 for Student-Driven Scholarships

Potential bidders survey the auction floor at Madigan Library
Potential bidders survey the auction floor at Madigan Library
Creative creatures tempt shoppers' attention
Creative creatures tempt shoppers’ attention
Jewelry benefits new fund earmarked for minority students.
Jewelry benefits new fund earmarked for minority students.
Move to library boosts auction proceeds.
Move to library boosts auction proceeds.
Student leaders mingle amid the wares.
Student leaders mingle amid the wares.

When all of the proceeds are tabulated, Friday’s Student Government Association Silent Auction is expected to have raised nearly $2,200 in scholarship assistance. The anticipated total is a substantial increase over the $600 raised last year, thanks to more than 50 donors bidding on more than 75 items. Included were a wooden playhouse donated by the School of Construction & Design Technologies, a dump truckload of firewood (delivery included within 20 miles!) donated by the Schneebeli Earth Science Center sawmill, painted pottery by Penn College students and faculty, handcrafted woodwork and jewelry, and a “Movie Night” basket created by employees of the host venue. Institutional Advancement and the Madigan Library – the new location for this year’s auction – were also deemed integral in making the event a success. More than $250 of the money raised will go toward a student-initiated Minority Student Scholarship that is in the works; the balance benefits the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship, awarded by SGA each year to students who display exemplary leadership at Penn College.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer

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