Medomak Valley Honor Society raises funds to help ailing teacher

Penny War nets $1,350
Apr 13, 2018
Courtesy of: Lisa Genthner Gunn Medomak Valley students and staff present the proceeds of a penny war sponsored by the school's chapter of the National Honor Society to teacher Elizabeth Bianchi, second from right, who suffering from cancer, and to a cancer treatment facility. Holding checks with Bianchi are Honor Society adviser Robin Westcott, left, and teacher Willow Rogers.

Waldoboro — The week of March 26 to 30, the National Honor Society chapter at Medomak Valley High School ran a penny war, with classes competing to raise money for chemistry teacher Elizabeth Bianchi, who is battling cancer.

In a penny war, pennies are positive points, and silver coins are negative points; all money donated is donated to the designated cause. With an intial goal of $500, to be split between Bianchi and a cancer charity of her choice, the fundraiser brought in a total of $1.350, of which $900 was given to the teacher, and $450 went to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.

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