In this Penny War, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors battled each other by putting money in the jars for each grade. The object was to get as many points as possible during the war. The pennies were good and were worth +1 point. But silver coins counted negative points. Nickels were -5 points, dimes were -10 points, quarters were -25 points, and dollars were -100 points. So, to ensure victory each class filled other jars with any kind of money except pennies. The competition wrapped up this past Thursday.
“It is very fun and helps raise a lot of money for a good cause,” said freshman, Alaney Parker. Senior, Jake Escher, added, “Everyone else is going down!” Mrs. Salen said, “It’s a successful fundraiser that has friendly competition between grades, and helps raise a lot of money.” The final totals had the Juniors in 4th place at -1228 points, Sophomores at -1337 points, Freshmen with -983 points and the winners were the Seniors with -251 points.