Student-Faculty Basketball Game

Stiles attempts to steal the ball from AHS senior Tim Christensen (Photo by/ AHS senior David Alexander Elel Jr.)

Stiles attempts to steal the ball from AHS senior Tim Christensen
(Photo by/ AHS senior David Alexander Elel Jr.)

By: Chelsey Sabilla

On April 16, Attleboro High School’s (AHS) Class of 2015 hosted their third annual Senior Class vs. Faculty and Staff Basketball Game in the AHS large gym.

This game served as a fundraiser that gave the senior class funds to help pay for the ceremony after graduation that is held at the Pleasant Street YMCA on June 5. Students, staff, faculty, and families were invited to watch the game and tickets were sold at the door for $5.

Volunteers from the class of 2015 class council were also needed to help coordinate their section of the game. AHS senior Julia Paine, one of the volunteers in charge of the concession stand, said, “I had to sit behind the concession stand table throughout the entire game to sell snacks and drinks for a dollar each.”

AHS senior Charisa Ebert, another volunteer at the concession stand said, “The table was positioned at a nice angle to the basketball court in the gym. Although I was stuck sitting behind the concession stand selling snacks and drinks, it was nice to also watch the game.”

AHS students and families who went to watch the game were very into it. AHS senior Sarah Nordberg said, “It was very competitive. I was surprised the game went into overtime.”

In the end, the seniors were able to defeat the faculty and staff  during the extra period of play with a final score of 78-72. AHS senior and participant Matthew Milliken said, “I didn’t expect us to win this basketball game. I thought that the faculty and staff had some pretty strong players.”

Raffle tickets were also on sale at the game for $5. The first ticket drawn will receive two prime reserved seats and one prime reserved parking spot at graduation , the second drawn will receive two prime reserved seats at graduation, and the third drawn will receive one prime reserved parking spot at graduation.

Class of 2015 class advisor Mrs. Molly Foley said, “This is a fun way to raise money for our after-graduation party. I hope that many people will take advantage of this opportunity to win the best seats or parking spot at graduation for their families and relatives who plan to attend graduation.”

AHS senior Emily Fraatz who paid for two raffle tickets said, “I really hope that my name gets drawn. Winning these prime reserved spots at graduation and/or the parking lot space would really be a nice view for my parents who will be watching me walk across the stage at our graduation.”

Winning raffle tickets will be drawn on Wednesday May 27, 2015.

This basketball game was a fun and competitive high-spirited event for the senior class, staff and faculty participants.

The AHS faculty who participated were: Mr. Daniel Walton, Mr. William Stiles, Mr. Patrick Parker, Ms. Becky Richard, Mr. Bill Runey, Mrs. Ravesi-Weinstein, Mr. Weston Pondolfino, Mrs. Susan Sherk and Mr. Marc Bonneau. Brennan Middle School student William Runey also played on the faculty team.

AHS seniors who participated were: Charlie Culhane, Olivia Letourneau, Matt Elliott, Matt Milliken, Stephen Deyo, Carly Paras, Tim Christensen, Joshua Ribeiro, Jeff Toomey, Tim Travers, Brenden Massey, Matt Rodrigues, Amy Eklind, Kerri Beland, Ricky Pho, Justin Adams, and Kimberly Runey.

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