To Be, Rather Than to Seem

Live Auction Experiences You Don't Want to Miss!

What will you choose? From the Super Bowl to a Smoky Mountain getaway, we’re sure our Live Auction has something for you! Are you ready to have some fun and get out of town? Give in to that travel bug while giving back to our school. We can’t wait to see what you take home on March 25! 

Lake House Memories

Donated by Cass Hughes

This beautiful lake house is nestled just north of the Adirondack Mountains, in Plattsburgh, New York. Just down the road is Ausable Chasm, a must-see attraction with nature trails, scenic views, rock climbing, gemstone mining, repelling tours, and white-water rafting to enjoy with your family and friends. It is the oldest natural attraction in the U.S., established in the late 1800s. The lake house is also located one hour from Montreal and provides easy access for those wishing to visit the home of Blessed Marie Rose. The home, which accommodates up to 14 guests, was completely renovated in 2015 with an updated and fully stocked kitchen, family room, sun room, deck, 4 1/2 bathrooms, and 6 bedrooms (two masters). Enjoy autumn foliage, lakeside water fun and the breathtaking views of Lake Champlain with family and friends in a quiet, kid-friendly and safe community. The Green Mountains of Vermont are a beautiful backdrop as you, family, and/or friends enjoy relaxing panoramic views of Lake Champlain and access to the private beach from the backyard. There is a new view every morning that you and your party will enjoy as you play ping pong, pool, or board games, read books, and watch videos or DVDs. This is a smoke-free environment. Check-in is at 4:00 pm and check-out is at 11am. Airfare not included. No reservations are available from July 1st through September 4th, but to check further date availability and see more photos, click here.


Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas

Donated by: Dan and Meghan Burns

Head to Las Vegas with two tickets to the Super Bowl which will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at the State Farm Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. This package provides two (2) Lower Level or Club Level tickets, which the winner will receive electronically during the week of the Super Bowl. Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Raiders, opened in 2020. Don't miss out on this chance to make a memory to last a lifetime. Airfare and hotel not included.

Blanton's Single-Barrel Bourbon

Donated by: Audrey Walden and Brian Walker

If you know Bourbon, you know Blanton's. But do you know how to get a bottle? Recognized as one of the rarest bourbons of its time, Blanton's sells out in seconds, making it virtually unheard of to grab even one bottle--never mind the entire bottled collection of eight!

Cross the finish line with the collection any home bartender would place in their personal Winner's Circle. Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon has earned the Chairman's Trophy as the World's Best Bourbon at the Ultimate Spirits Challenges over the years, even outscoring Pappy Van Winkle! Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible has called Blanton's "liquid gold." You'll impress every bourbon connoisseur when they spy Blanton's at your table, but when they see the entire collection? Well, expect them to extend their glass in hopes you'll share the wealth and flavor of one of the most sought-after pours.

Black and White By the Bay has achieved the near impossible by securing this incredible collection of eight (8) bottles with all the letters, horses, and jockeys in various stages of the race. The eight-bottle collection sells for well over $3900 in the secondary market (when you can find them) and through internet sites that often sell out in the blink of an eye.

Blanton's Original Single-Barrel Bourbon: it's not for everyone. It's for someone who appreciates the best and doesn't mind showing it off.

Fly the Flag

One college flag will fly at the front of AHN along Bayshore for the remainder of this school year. Which school it represents is up to you. The winning bidder will select the college of their choice to be on display for all to see. No school is too big or too small for Academy support. So, raise your paddle to raise the flag for your favorite college.

Six-Night Stay at the Grand Lodge, Deer Valley

Donated by: Bill and Paola Schifino

Just steps away from Deer Valley Resort's Northside Express chairlift, The Grand Lodge brings new meaning to luxury. From the exquisite stone and wrought iron architecture to the premier ski-in/ski-out access, this luxury condominium offers the privacy and exhilarating beauty that is only imaginable in a world-class resort. This spacious three-bedroom residence sleeps nine and has been designed to take advantage of the mid-day sun shining over Flagstaff Mountain. The newly renovated, mountain-modern residence features hand-hewn beams, custom cabinets, granite countertops, and Sub Zero appliances, along with exquisite furnishings that will satisfy the most discriminating tastes. The Grand Lodge's two common area hot tubs, ski locker room, ski valet service, steam room, fitness center, guest lounge, and on-site concierge provide an environment where family and friends connect to make lifetime memories. Summer brings direct access to hiking and biking nature trails, as well as outdoor markets and concerts in Park City. Come explore the Grand Lodge and experience one of Deer Valley's hidden treasures. Package expires April 30, 2024. All dates are based on availability. Housekeeping fees and airfare are not included.

The Next Great Baker

Donated by: Katherine Skiendziel, Class of 2030

A custom cake made by our own baking prodigy right here at Academy. Katie, an 11 year old 5th grade AHN student, aspires to own her own restaurant and cook with the food she grows herself. She dreams of attending culinary school as well as studying food science at Clemson to ultimately combine her technical education and creativity to develop new exciting recipes. This evening she presents a four-layer lemon cake with lemon curd filling, buttercream icing with mottled blackberry. Katie even used eggs from her own chickens in the baking of this beautiful dessert. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to taste the masterpiece of the next great baker.


Smoky Mountains Blue Ridge Maggie Valley, NC

Donated by: The Fredette Family

Plan a wonderful five-night stay for up to ten (8) people in this four (4) bedroom, three (3) bathroom mountain home. Ridgeline Retreat is nestled between the Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky Mountains, perfectly situated for many outdoor adventures. Whether you're looking to hit the hiking trails and see beautiful waterfalls; make day trips to Asheville, Cherokee, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge; play a round of golf; head to the ski slopes of the Cataloochee Ski Area; or relax on the expansive porches of this private and fun mountain home, there is something for everyone at the Ridgeline Retreat! Dates based on availability. Expires April 1, 2024. Airfare not included. Please note – a $500 refundable “damage deposit” will be required as protection from any excessive damage (beyond normal wear and tear).

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