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Dickinson Students Complete Penny War Competition

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And Roosevelt students weren't just fundraising for GABR today. They also finished up their Penny Wars competition, which is helping the Dickinson BackPack program.

At the halfway point, students had raised about $1,300. Teachers say they'll know the final amount tomorrow. The money will go towards purchasing food and supplies for Dickinson BackPack Program, which provides meals for students over the weekends.

"They've had a lot of fun with it. I was really surprised at how much money they've been bringing in, and when you talk to them about it they say, 'It's for a good cause, It's for a good cause.' So, they've been digging in their own piggybanks along with bugging Mom and Dad for the money," says Amber Berg of Penny Wars for BackPacks.

Some Roosevelt students actually receive the meals as well, so teachers say it's great to see students giving to a program that helps fellow students

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