By Dawn Deeter-Schmelz
On Friday, April 25, 2014, the 36 students enrolled in the NSSI Advanced Selling class hosted the second National Strategic Selling Institute’s Benefit Auction. Held at the Wareham Opera House in Manhattan, the auction represented the culmination of the students’ learning and efforts.
The auction was tremendous fun and featured the auctioneering talents of Michelle Canny and the Canny Team, along with Stan Weber as emcee. Cadence, the K-State a cappella group, provided musical entertainment, and Coco Bolo’s served a fantastic meal. Highlights of the evening included a beautiful purple and white quilt made by student Brittany Joerg’s mother – it generated quite a bidding frenzy! Other popular items included tickets to K-State, Kansas City Royals, and Kansas City Chiefs events. Of course, the absolute high point of the evening was the fiddle playing of our own Sales Cat Team member Jake Pritchard, who brought down the house with his rendition of Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”.