Newcomerstown Middle School had its ninth annual Accelerated Reader Auction on May 22 to reward students for reading books. What a real life experience for the students who participated in the auction this year! Students learned how to bid at an auction, and could even purchase snacks at a concession stand provided by the Newcomerstown Middle School Relay For Life team. Steve Cronebaugh, of Cronebaugh Auction Service Ltd., donated his time to auction off great prizes while teaching our students how to bid at an auction. He has been a great supporter of the auctions by providing his services eight out of the nine years. Some of this year's prizes included a Kindle Fire, Kindle Reader, iPod Shuffles, a Razor Go-Kart, books, candy, pop, jewelry, many gift cards, and so much more. This year, sixth grader Sarah Romer was the top reader at NMS, earning her 1,530 accelerated reader points. She was able to take home a Kindle Fire, Columbus Zoo tickets, Cosi tickets, Cleveland Indian tickets, and more. Pictured is sixth grade student Robert Durben (bidder No. 617), the proud owner of a battery operated Razor Go-Kart, (donated by Mr. and Mrs. Michael White), which he won at this year's AR Auction.