New business center fundraiser

The news business center at Kittatinny High School will offer resume building, job hunting, and networking. Raising funds for the business center was fun this week, as the school held a Sumo wrestling event to help.

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  • Business teacher and event organizer Theresa Iliff (L) eludes head wrestling coach John Gill during a sumo suit wrestling match, at a fundraiser held at KRHS on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

  • Theresa Iliff stages a dramatic exit from the wrestling mat at a Sumo Suit Wrestling fundraiser held at Kittatinny Regional High School on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

  • (L-R) Sumo Suit Wrestling referee and KRHS assistant wrestling coach Steve Butler officiates a game of Sumo One-on-One between basketball players Madison Smith and Andrew Van Hook, as Van Hook falls after a fadeaway shot. The student-athletes were taking part in a fundraiser to support a new business center at the school, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

  • Kittatinny Cougars cheerleading squad entertained the crowd with a dance routine between wrestling matches at a Sumo Suit Wrestling fundraiser held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

  • The Kittatinny Regional High School Madrigal Choir performs the national anthem to open festivities at a Sumo Suit Wrestling fundraiser held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photos by Mandy Coriston)

Kittatinny FBLA hosts fundraiser for new business center

By Mandy Coriston

Hampton- Laughter echoed through the gymnasium at Kittatinny Regional High School on Wednesday evening, May 15, during a Sumo Suit Wrestling Event held by the Future Business Leaders of America to raise funds for a new business and career center.

Students from clubs throughout the school participated in the event, with the Madrigal Choir opening the event with the national anthem and the cheerleaders performing a dance routine. Several wrestling matches were on the undercard, but the main event was between business teacher and event organizer Theresa Iliff and head wrestling coach John Gill.

The crowd cheered as Iliff at first eluded and then succumbed to Gill’s superior wrestling knowledge. Iliff was then theatrically removed from the mat by the attending Blue Ridge Rescue Squad before returning triumphantly to acknowledge her fans.

The event drew dozens of attendees and also included face painting, concessions, and a giant inflatable for young children.

“That was fun,” Iliff said after her ‘loss’ to Gill, “We wanted to do something unique, and we did.”

Funds collected during the event will support the opening of a business center at the high school, one which Iliff believes may be the first of its kind around the region. The center will offer resources on job hunting, resume building, and interview skills, and will connect career-bound students with local businesses seeking new employees.

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