Bengals celebrate another win at Golden Throne

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LHS student body and ASB executives anxiously await the results of the 2018 Golden Throne. Photo by Grace Eller.

Abby Bower, News Assistant

Lewiston High School and Clarkston High School battled at the 22nd annual Golden Throne basketball game Jan. 28 at the LCSC Activity Center.
The varsity girls’ basketball teams played first, with Lady Bengals winning the game 48 to 43. The Bengal varsity boys followed, falling behind Clarkston with a score of 47 to 52.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the night, for most LHS students, was winning the spirit award for the fifth year in a row. With a strong Hawaiian theme, new cheers, old cheers and an overwhelming section of cheering students, Lewiston’s student body took the title and its signature golden toilet. The final spirit point count had Lewiston with 119 points and Clarkston with 118.
Even though the spirit award is the important thing in the eyes of many students, for some local families nothing meant more than the amount of money raised through the 2018 Golden Throne events, which was around $20,000.
The annual spirit link fundraiser at LHS turned into a spirit link war between two teachers at LHS, Matthew Dabbs and Davey Steele. In this friendly competition, the teachers collected money from students to purchase spirit links. Through this Dabbs and Steele raised over $3,500, with Steele raising just enough money for him to beat Dabbs.
Another fundraiser gave incentives to students each time they raised a certain amount of money. These incentives included a car smash, where students could pay 50 cents to take a few hits at an old car with a sledgehammer, and Vice Principal, Chad Arlint, getting his lip pierced.
With students, families and local businesses such as Hot Shots and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, LHS and CHS together raised over $20,000.
“This year Lewiston and Clarkston raised a record amount of money,” said Lewiston ASB adviser, James Silvestri. “We raised over $4,000 more than last year, which was also record breaking fundraising.”
The $20,000 raised this year is going to many different charities and families in the valley, including Meals on Wheels, the LHS and CHS food pantry, and the Gina Quesenberry Foundation.