A bid to the death


Senior Joanae Lawrence paints her parking spot on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Rachel Montgomery, Managing Editor

For the first time in the school’s history, parking spots were bid on for seniors. The highest bidder, Tessa Smith paid $50 for her spot, $35 higher than the normal price of $15.

“My main thought was essentially ‘go big or go home’,” Smith said. “I mean, it’s my senior year, I want to make it memorable. I knew that the money goes toward senior funds, which means prices for things like senior breakfast and grad bash would be lower.”

Senior Class President Zachary Zaroogian says the idea came from a similar bidding at the PTA’s Parents Night Out last year.

“It seemed like there was a want for it,” Zaroogian said. “Last year they held one for parents and it sounded good to try again. We [the class officers] didn’t have a set goal in mind, but the minimum would’ve been $10 to $200.”

With school being canceled for Hurricane Irma, the day to paint parking spots was postponed to Sept. 30, and this year the paw prints to paint were slightly larger to paint.

“We originally had to post pone because of the SAT,” senior class historian Joanae Lawrence said. “The day it was moved to was one we had o during the hurricane, so it was set back again.”

Top 10 Bidders:

  1. Tessa Smith
  2. Kayla Garoust
  3. Allie Henderson
  4. Morgan Stewart
  5. Hannah LeBeau
  6. Christine Beckham
  7. Jasmine Greathouse
  8. Shelby McKeever
  9. Ryan Ringrose
  10. Zack Bursk