Penny war raises money for family affected by house fire

Seen here are some of the Weston NHS members in charge of the penny war. (Submitted photo)

Weston’s National Honor Society held a school-wide Penny War from Feb. 18 through March 9 to benefit the Olsen family, a former Weston family that experienced a house fire and lost all its belongings.

During the Penny War, classes collected currency for points. Each penny counted as one positive point for each classroom. Silver coins and paper money counted as negative points for other classrooms. For example, a dollar counted as 100 points away from another classroom. At the end, the classroom with the most points won ice cream.

Winners were chosen from each level. Winning classes included seniors, eighth grade and third grade.

Overall, classes raised $1,590.21 for the Olsen family.