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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Penny Wars benefit Special Olympics

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  • A highlight of Homecoming week was the Penny Wars, a traditional class competition that generates excitement and good-natured feuding — all for a good cause.
    "The fact that the students contributed $824.70 for Special Olympics within just a few days is amazing," Student Council Sponsor Jeanne Lair said. "Their generosity in the midst of competing against each other is commendable. A member of the winning class commented that winning was good, but it was so much more important to have raised so much for Special Olympics."
    The senior class won the penny wars, with a total of 18,153 points. The sophomore class came in second, followed by the freshmen in third, and the juniors in fourth place.
    Although the juniors finished last in this class competition, because of the way points are tallied — each penny adds one point, whereas coins and paper money deduct one point for each one-cent value — they contributed much more money to the cause than did the freshmen and sophomores.
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