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Sweetheart Auction Raises Funds for High School Scholarships
HIGH POINT, N.C., FEB. 25, 2013 â€“ High Point Universityâ€™s Delta Sigma Theta Sorority had some Valentineâ€™s Day fun to benefit local high school students. The Second Annual Sweetheart Auction raised $1,100 for the Upsilon Alpha Achievement Scholarship Fund, which awards two High Point high school seniors $1000 scholarships to any college of their choice.
The Sweetheart Auction allows HPU students to bid on members of the sorority and other eligible HPU students for a Valentineâ€™s Day dinner, catered by the Delta chapter. The dates include games to get to know your â€śsweetheartâ€ť and live music by HPUâ€™s female a cappella group, The Petal Points.
â€śThe auction gave us as members and High Point University students the opportunity to look back years from now and be proud that we have done something for two young individuals who can only repay us with succeeding in their own lives. I hope next year this will be an even bigger event so we can give to more deserving seniors,â€ť says Delta Sigma Theta member, Desiree DuPree.
The scholarship winners will be selected High Point Central or Andrews High School this spring.
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