Results From The Lincoln Jar Contest

February 13, 2012

from Holy Cross teacher Allison Carney –

Holy Cross students went excavating during Catholic Schools Week.

Yes, they dug through sofas, chairs, and piggy banks to find pennies and silver coins for the Lincoln Jar Contest.  The goal for the contest was to raise money for The Gabriel Project of Holy Cross by collecting pennies and putting them in the jar marked with your homeroom.

The twist was that students could place silver coins in other classroom jars to negate their pennies. Many students were seen dumping their entire piggy banks full of pennies into their classroom jar in the hope of winning the contest.

Mrs. Anderson’s first grade class won first place in the contest and will have ice cream treats for their efforts.

In the end, the real winner was The Gabriel Project.
One thousand dollars was raised and donated to the project.

Contact Leah Conner for more information on the fantastic work of The Gabriel Project.  (Click here for a previous blog post about The Gabriel Project.)

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