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High School Students Tackle Special Projects


Pennies for Patients is back on at Escalon High School.

Also known as the ‘Clash of the Coins’ this effort is designed to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and offer a little fun competition between classes at the high school as well.

This year, winners of the Pennies for Patients competition will be determined through a point system. Every cent donated will be worth one point, and all money (except pennies) are positive points. Classes are encouraged to ‘sabotage’ other classes by putting pennies in their collection jars. Nickels are worth five points, dimes are 10 points, quarters 25 points, a dollar is worth 100 points. The competition is among the fourth period classes at Escalon High and organizers said the fun fundraiser helps provide donations to a worthy cause.

Meanwhile, members of the high school’s Associated Student Body, ASB, have planned a fundraiser through the local D’Boni’s Pizza later this month. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 24 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the funds raised will go towards the high school’s ASB, which in turn helps fund events at the high school for the entire student body.

All orders (walk-ins, phone calls, and deliveries) are included, but you must mention that the purchase is for the fundraiser “ASB for Escalon High School.”