Lomega Students Raise Nearly $1700 for Lions Club
Last month, Lomega high school and junior high students participated in a penny drive. The 7th grade through senior classes competed against each other in the drive, in which coins and bills were collected, with pennies adding to the total for each class, and all other coins and bills subtracting from the total.
Throughout the nearly two week-long competition, the classes schemed and strategized against one another, adding pennies to their own jars while adding coins and bills to the other classes' jars. In the end, $1686.23 was raised, with the Sophomore class coming out on top, earning themselves a pizza party on the last day of school before fall break.
Lions Club members Kyle Glazier and Brad Uhlenhake attended a short ceremony at the high school to accept the donation. Glazier spoke briefly to the student body, expressing the Lions Club's gratitude, stating that the timing of the donation could not have come at a better time. He stated that the roof had recently been replaced at the Lions Club building in Loyal, and due to some unforeseen expenses, went over budget, and that this money would help greatly in covering that extra cost.
For their efforts, the Lomega Student Council treated students to ice cream sundaes after the ceremony.