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Payson High School’s Penny Wars

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 08:18
By Nick Hindes

This month everyone is trying to give a little more and do some good for the Payson community. The students over at Payson High School are giving back by having their annual Penny Wars.

            Penny Wars is a competition between the seniors, juniors, and sophomores to see who can get the most points for their class. The points are based on the different coins and bills students put into their respective classes jars. Pennies that students put into jars are worth positive points for their grade. Any silver coins or dollar bills are negative points towards the other classes. The winning class gets bragging rights on the other classes for the rest of the year. But that’s not the real reason everyone gives money to Penny Wars.

            The real reason for Penny Wars is to help families in the Payson community, who can’t afford Christmas for themselves. The process of selecting a family to help is done by choosing some of the families of students at the high school who need it. Then after that it is expanded out to the families in the Payson community who could use some help this Christmas season. So everyone get out there and give some hope to those in need, just give a little of your pocket change or car change any little bit can help.

            Penny Wars goes from November 26, 2012 to December 7, 2012 if you want to donate money find a student council member they will be carrying jars around for each class to put money into. Other than Penny wars there are many other ways to give back to the Payson community. So don’t forget the reason for the season and give a little help to someone in need.