Student council members at Eisenhower Elementary raised more than $1,100 for the Crown Point Police Department’s K9 Unit - and they did it with pennies!
The students hosted a “penny wars” competition where classrooms competed against each other by bringing in their spare change. Each room had a space for students to drop their pennies, silver coins, and bills. Pennies count as positive points in the competition while other coins and bills count as negative. Mrs. Maglish’s class was the winner this year.
Eisenhower Student Council sponsor Jori Dusseau said the group’s members voted on what they would do with the money. After discussing a few ideas, students decided the K9 unit would receive the money. The students were familiar with recently retired K9 dog Radar from Officer Stanko Gligic, Eisenhower’s DARE officer and Radar’s handler.
Ms. Dusseau said the students “loved working hard for the community and a cause that was close to their hearts.”