The War of Pennies


Maddy Bergey, Editor

Throughout this week—May 1st to May 5th—Teens Nurturing Teens will be holding one of their annual fundraisers: Penny Wars! Several students within the organization will be sitting in the cafeteria during third hour overseeing the competition.

Let’s take a look at how it works. Primarily, the staff and each grade get their own beaker to collect money. Pennies are the only positive form of currency, whereas any other coins or bills are “negative.” Thus, students often put pennies in their own grade’s beaker whilst putting nickels, dimes, quarters, and bills in a different one. After third lunch each day, the students along with advisor Mrs. Mueller will count the money. The money will then be counted, brought to the bank, and sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This society commits itself to standing alongside patients in their blood cancer journey. Donated money goes to help with research and to provide struggling people or families with resources and education.

Helping out an incredible organization isn’t all though! Whichever grade (or staff!) has the most positive amount of money in their beaker at 12:30 P.M. on Friday, May 5th wins; the winner will be announced the following Monday on May 8th. The winning group will receive a TNT-funded ice cream party to celebrate their victory . . . and generosity!

Whether or not one is interested in winning, this is a great way to not only support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society but also a friendly way to create some competition before the school year ends.

The TNT members cannot wait to see all those Abraham Lincoln faces staring at them, so remember to bring in your pennies!