One of the movers and shakers who made the Peninsula High School Boosters 10th annual dinner and auction such a success in November, Maria Lanier, said, “Our figures are preliminary but we made approximately $42,000!”

What a great thing to accomplish for the students of Peninsula High School.

“Our first goal was to sell out the evening and we certainly did that,” she added. “We had a waiting list. People were trying to make reservations up to the day of the event.”

The committee’s focus awas to continue the PHS traditions, “because that is what it’s all about: the students of Peninsula High.”

The chief auctioneer was Curtis Scott of Home, where he and wife, Patricia, principal of Peninsula High, live. He was one effective money generator! But it was Breanne Coats who was described by many of the parents and teachers involved in the production as “such an asset.”

Coats, who helped with the event as part of her senior project, learned every facet of organizing a great auction. Her work started in early June with the mailing of solicitation letters. She input all the information into the group’s database, kept up with the correspondence, and made others aware of any needed follow-up. She acquired contributions for the auction throughout the community. She and her class of young people responsible for production of what many rightfully believe to be the finest high school newspaper in the nation, the Peninsula Outlook, of which she is the editor, donated a “snack attack” basket and a cookie monster basket. She and her sister, Ashley, donated a manicure basket that raised over $100.

Coats is a senior on the Varsity Volleyball team and involved in various groups in school and her community.

“What makes Breanne so wonderful,” said Lanier, “is the support she receives from her parents, Bill and Wanda Coats, along with that of her sisters, Angela and Ashley. Our committee’s hats are off to her.”