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LHS ‘Penny War’ Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Got any spare change?
That was the question the Liverpool High School School-Wide Student Council recently asked both LHS and LHS Annex students when it organized a “Penny War” fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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. In the end, LHS Annex English teacher Kathleen Liddle’s Academic Advisement class was declared the winner of this year’s “Penny War,” while LHS English teacher Alan Pascale’s Academic Advisement class collected the most spare change for the third year in a row.
After hours of counting the spare change they collected, the LHS School-Wide Student Council presented a check for $1,451 to Make-A-Wish Foundation PR/Communications Manager Dyana Smolen. Edge Federal Credit Union matched the total collected by Pascale’s Academic Advisement class and donated an additional $450 to Make-A-Wish.