First Raffle of the New Year


Haydn Loudenslager

House of Nominations

The first Golden ticket raffle of this year happened a few weeks ago, and it had more nominations than the Dec/Nov raffle. The raffle is a monthly event to reward students for being GOLDEN, an acronym created by the Golden Revolution student committee to encourage a positive school climate. 

GOLDEN stands for Genuine, Optimistic, Leader, Driven, Engaged and/or Neighborly.

Students can be nominated each week by teachers and staff for exemplifying one or more of the GOLDEN characteristics.

The winners are randomly drawn from all the nominations, last month it was drawn at the Christmas assembly. Prizes for the January raffle were $25 gift cards to local business and popular online retailers.  As the names are drawn, the forms are read so that the students know why the winners were nominated.

In January 2018, 169 students were nominated for the raffle. The Eagle Eye was able to obtain and analyze all of the nominations made in the month and found some interesting statistics.

Each nomination in the January raffle had roughly a 1 in 42 chance of winning.

The winners were junior Trinity Weyant, freshmen Riley Barndt and Haley Sprankle, and sophomore Maddi Cherry,

The nominations were made by 35 different teachers and staff members.

The teachers with five or more nominations for the month were Mrs. Smith, Ms. Hoy, Ms. Grugan, Mrs. Marasco, Mrs. Cannasti, Mr. Wilson, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Funicelli, Ms. Cannistraci, Ms. Markel Miss Budny, and Mr. McNitt.

By grade level, the least nominated class in November and December were the juniors, with 32 nominations.

The sophomores got out of the last place with 43.

Then the seniors had the second most with 45.

And the freshmen took the game with a total of 49 nominations.

Girls again outnumbered guys in nominations, but the difference did not change by much from last month, with 74 males and 90 females.

So what was most likely to get a student nominated for the Golden Raffle in the beginning of the new year? The most common reasons were for academic improvement, followed by a positive attitude. The third reason why people got nominated was for helping to keep the school clean.