Franklin — Students at Forest Park Middle School raised over $1,500 for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin through Penny Wars this December.
Throughout the month, students were asked to bring in pennies and dollar bills to add to classroom jars, giving them points toward the competition. Students could also add silver coins—nickels, dimes, and quarters—to add to a jar to sabotage others by subtracting points from that jar. The classroom with the most points got a special prize from YoFresh Yogurt Café.
"Many students come to school with change jingling in their pockets that might get accidentally left in the wash," said Laura Weber, Forest Park's student council advisor. "Since many people are out shopping and spending money, we want to have a small amount of that change going towards a great cause—The Children's Hospital!"
Penny Wars has been a tradition for Forest Park's student council for many years.
The student council also received help from Pyromax Bank in counting the change collected.