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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Report from Casey Middle School, Boulder

Casey Middle School

In the months of February and March, Casey Middle School put on a Penny War for Peace. We raised $583.58 that will go toward a girls’ school renovation project in Khane, Pakistan (or a new school project in the Hushe Valley). We were initially inspired by Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” book and by the way he has helped to build schools for girls in Pakistan. We were moved by his efforts as just a normal person and decided that we could help, too. We were so happy to find a local Boulder group who could help us. We asked Lizzy Scully (the executive director of Girls Education International) to come to our school. She presented at our assembly and showed her pictures of Khane. We thought it would be great to help other people get what they deserve. She was cool and funny. Her motivation helped us raise the money. We decided a Penny War would be fun. 6th, 7th and 8th graders competed to raise the most money, but only pennies counted as a positive point. All other coins and bills were counted as negative. It was fun to put the negatives in the other grades’ jars. The 6th graders were the best at raising money and the whole school could hear the 6th graders roar when the winners were announced. We’re now planning a party and other ways to have fun raising money.

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