At the end of the night, choir teacher Mrs. Taylor stated, “I think the night went really well; we got a lot of donations, and everyone had a lot of fun.
The silent auction had a variety of items. There were packages ranging from afghans, chocolate, and gift certificates to Subway, El Ranchito, and more. Kirby Menke ended up winning a Pepsi collectors’ package.
A new concept that was introduced this year was mulligans, which were tickets that attendees could buy for five dollars each, use up to two each round, and these would give users an automatic correct answer.
The category for first round of trivia was miscellaneous. The questions varied greatly for this round. For example, one question was, “In which city did Michelangelo design the statue of David?” The answer was Florence, Italy.
The third round was all about science. A question from this round was,”What is the chemical symbol of Chromium?” The answer was Cr.
The fifth round was another miscellaneous round. “Which U. S. state is known as the coyote state?” Brenda asked. The answer was South Dakota.
After that round, Mr. Pruessner and the scholar bowl teams were congratulated for their exceptional jobs at Conference. Following that announcement, the game of Heads or Tails was started. In this game everyone who wanted to play took out a dollar and either held it on their head or their tail. A coin was then flipped, and everyone who had the dollar on the wrong body part had to give the dollar to the boosters. The winner was Denise Goodwin.
The seventh round of trivia was very fitting for the night because this round was all about music. It included a question about the Country Music Awards: “What the first group to win the Country Music Entertainer of the Year Award?” The group was Alabama.
After that, there was one more round of trivia, and then the sheets were tallied and the final winners were announced. The third place table included former NHHS student Meagan Ley. The second place table included Mr. and Mrs. Kruse, and finally, the first place table was the high school faculty and some spouses, including Mr. and Mrs. Hoener, Mrs. Hausmann, and Peggy Borcherding.
To finish off this fun-filled night, all three winning tables decided to donate the money back to the boosters.
When asked how it felt to get second place to his own teachers Mr. Kruse revealed, “I try to hire people who are smarted than I am, so I’m glad they won.”