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Penny Wars

Posted on: February 8, 2017
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by Abby Kromme

Each year, Oak Hills’ National Honor Society holds a school wide “penny war.” In each first bell classroom throughout the whole month of February, students bring in their spare change, or pull a few quarters out of the bottoms of their book bags to donate to a great cause. The past few years, NHS has raised this money to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Last year, the school raised almost $7,000. This year, however, the NHS board decided to change things up after the school experienced a great tragedy. In honor of Mr. Dick Roche, a beloved Oak Hills staff member who passed away this past December due to problems with the heart, all of the money raised will be donated to the American Heart Association. Cara Roche, Mr. Roche’s daughter and treasurer of National Honor Society, said, “Our goal for this year is to beat Mason!” Oak Hills seems to raise slightly less than Mason High School with each penny war. NHS hopes that this year will be the one to change this constant defeat. With a drive to beat Mason and the inspiration from Mr. Roche, NHS has high hopes of raising a record breaking amount of money this month to help those suffering from heart disease.