Students from Clarksville Elementary School presented a check to Waverly Health Center to support the health needs of the area. The student council organized a penny war for the school’s holiday service project. The project raised an impressive $1,688.32, a new record for the annual fundraiser.
During one week in December, third through sixth grade students brought donations to the school ranging from pennies to bills. Daily totals were shared with the students and the final amount was announced during an assembly at the end of the week.
“Our staff values community and we want our students to know that they can have an impact,” said Jessica Mraz, Clarksville Community Schools instructional coach. “Our students have so much fun each year with our service projects, especially a penny war. They literally can see how a little bit of loose change adds up to an amount of money that can be very helpful to someone in need.”
The decision to donate to Waverly Health Center was simple. The students wanted to give back to a local organization that has directly supported their school, family members and neighbors.
“Thank you to Waverly Health Center for helping us with this important life lesson and for the services that you provide for the local communities,” said Mraz.