Seniors inspire peers to restart rummage sales
When it’s time for seniors to pack up and move out, many boxes are hauled to the top shelf of the garage, never to be used or seen again, but this year seniors have another option instead of leaving their unnecessary belongings behind.
Seniors Sarah Matthews and Jordan Nevosh realized in 6th period ceramics that college would be expensive and moving out will require downsizing. They decided to bring back an old fundraiser that had been put on five times in the previous years, with a new twist. In the past, seniors would pool their items and keep them in storage until transporting them to the sale, now, Matthews and Nevosh have organized it so students will sell their own items and keep their profit.
Seniors can buy a parking lot space for five dollars for a spot in the 2014 Senior Rummage Sale that is being organized by a volunteer committee of ten people.
“If seniors wish to downsize for college and want to make money off their stuff they don’t need, they should participate in this event. This is a cheap and centralized place to get rid of unwanted items before moving out and it is a great way to earn a little extra cash in the meantime,” said Matthews, who will be attending Richmond University in London in the fall of 2014.
Meetings are every other Friday in Aaron Cantrell’s room, 1026. Matthews and Nevosh are planning on having vendors to sell food and goodies, and are hoping to have a silent auction from donations.
Years past, the ABC club used to hold a similar rummage sale to make money for scholarships, but Matthews and Nevosh alternated their idea to pull it together in a shorter amount of time.
“I like their idea better,” said Cantrell, who approves of the student run idea that Matthews and Nevosh organized.
Through the five years that Cantrell organized the rummage sales, they have raised around $10,000 each year, which went towards scholarships and paying students back for taking AP tests.