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LHS ‘Penny War’ Benefits Move Along Inc., NAMOW

Monday, November 27, 2017 -

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That was the question the Liverpool High School School-Wide Student Council recently asked its fellow students when it organized a “Penny War” fund-raiser to benefit Move Along Inc. and North Area Meals on Wheels (NAMOW).

Each Academic Advisement class was asked to bring in its spare change over a five-day period. Pennies counted toward the final total, while silver coins and dollars counted against it. Each student would add pennies into a jar in his or her Academic Advisement room, while at the same time sabotaging another Academic Advisement class by adding silver coins and dollars to its jar.

LHS social studies teacher Laurie Ovadia and English teacher Kerry St. Croix’s Academic Advisement classes were named the winners of this year’s “Penny War.” Ovadia’s class collected the highest dollar amount with $496.46, while St. Croix’s class collected the most pennies with $170.75 (only 40 cents was negated from their total collection).

After hours of counting spare change, this year’s Penny War raised $1,044.42. The LHS School-Wide Student Council presented a check for $544.42 to Move Along Inc. in support of its sled hockey team, with an additional $250 donated to the organization by Edge Federal Credit Union. The remaining $500 was donated to NAMOW.

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