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Coin Drive for Wounded Warrior Project at PRJHS

by EMILY BONSANT
Staff Writer | November 24, 2021 1:00 AM

PRIEST RIVER — Priest River Junior High School organized a coin drive through Irene Topp and the Honor Society students.

Principal Amber Williams said the coin drive was the most successful and fun competition at PRJHS. The students were assigned to their advisory teachers for the competition.

Williams said the reason the competition was so competitive was because jars were set out for advisory teachers, pennies counted as points for the class, but quarters, nickels and dimes counted against the class. So students would “sabotage” other classes by putting silver colored coins in their jars, negatively affecting their points. The class with the highest points would win a prize.

The total amount raised was $750 in seven days. All the funds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Students and teachers were very competitive with the coin drive.

Two veterans recently visited PRJHS to speak about their service. The presentation was live streamed to the rest of the school in order to follow social distancing protocols.

“I was proud of all the students,” said Williams. “They showed a lot of respect and gratitude.”

Students also wrote 150 letters to veterans in the community and surrounding communities as a way to thank them for their service.