A local school is looking forward to some technology upgrades thanks to a big event that really paid off this year. St. Mary/McCormick Catholic Academy in Port Huron raised over $45,000 at its recent Fall Harvest Auction. The annual auction raises money for both the operating expenses of the school and special projects like technology upgrades. This year’s goal is to replace aging Smartboards that are used in the preschool through eighth grade classrooms every single day and to update the computer lab which is used for mandatory state testing and building tech skills in students. Principal Mike Gibson told us that “We are living in a digital age where technology continues to become more and more advanced. We are still using textbooks in our classrooms, but we also know that we need our students to be prepared.“ The community has been rallying around this little local school for nearly two decades at their annual auction where items are donated and then auctioned off and companies or families can buy sponsorships at the auction. Mr. Gibson told us that he is always amazed by the generosity and support that the school receives. The Fall Harvest Auction is one of many fundraisers that the parochial school holds, but it is by far the most successful and this year was no exception.