The Student Council found a way to make raising money fun. The Penny Wars was created to raise money for Takoda Alldredge, an eighth grader, who was diagnosed with Burkitts Leukemia. The school set the goal of raising one thousand dollars. The students reached the goal, and as a reward they got in the Christmas dance for free. Jennessa Crystal, an eighth grader, said, “The Penny Wars is a good competition.” Seventh grade, eighth grade and ninth grade could add money or subtract by adding pennies or dollars for adding, and sliver change to subtract from other grades. SJHS raised about 2,000 dollars for Takoda. The seventh grade won.
Students and teachers helped out by donating at the front office. Jennessa Crystal said her health class made a get well poster for Takoda. Will Daybell, an eighth grader, said, “It’s great to do stuff for Takoda.” Will likes that SJHS is raising money for people who need it.
Ishmael Mavae, an eighth grader, said, “I like that SJHS raised money for a good cause.”
According to Mrs. Bodily, a eighth grade math teacher, raising money like this for Takoda is a great idea for the school to do. She said, “I think students had a lot of fun with the competition and worked together for a good cause at the same time.”