First graders win penny war at Washington School, area cats and dogs win too!
TINA L. SCOTT
Washington School recently held a Penny War during Dr. Seuss week and raised $1,236.02 for the Lincoln County Humane Society.
The rules for the Penny War were: Each grade level will have their own jug to fill with pennies. Gain points by adding pennies and bills to your jug. Lower other classroom points by adding silver coins to their jugs.
Mrs. Gustum and Ms. Mariani’s first graders won the War with 2,407 points. They were excited to celebrate with their prize: an ice cream party.
Because of the “silver twist,” the first grade classrooms didn’t actually raise the most money to earn their ice cream. The fourth grade achieved that honor, raising $490.62. They were disappointed not to win the ice cream party after raising the most money, but in the end, the cats and dogs at the Lincoln County Humane Society were the real winners!