The competition has been fierce this week at Immaculate Conception School. The game plans have been discussed. The strategies have been put into place.
Now it’s game time.
The rivalry is between grades; the contest is a “Nickel Competition”; and the cause is a great one. Everyone in the school has been in some way affected by cancer. All money brought in during the week long “Nickel Competition” will be donated to helping those with this cancer.
The nickel competition works like this: all students have been asked to do small jobs and chores at home to earn change to donate. Each class has a canister in the school gym to collect the change. The class that collects the most money wins the contest. The catch is that nickels are money taken away (not added to) classes total, so it is advantageous to put your nickels into the canister of another class. Then, on Wednesday, nickels and pennies were considered “bad” and taken away from the classroom totals.
There are two ways to win this race. The class with the highest total (after the coin subtractions) wins a pizza party, and the class with the most over-all money raised will also win a pizza lunch. In the end, everyone is a winner.