AUBURN — Throughout the month of April sixth graders in Ms. Arellano’s and Mr. Coleman’s classrooms at Sherwood Heights Elementary School held a penny drive to help raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.

The penny drive was the idea of Koby Humason-Fulgham, who has been organizing penny drives at Sherwood Heights for four years to help raise money to support the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Each year Koby participates in the annual MS Walk and this year his friend, Noah Breau, wanted to walk with Koby, so the penny drive quickly turned into a competition between Koby’s class and Noah’s class.

To kickoff the competition, Koby’s grandmother, Marcia Akers (who was diagnosed with MS in 1996), came to the school to speak with the classrooms about Multiple Sclerosis and the MS Walk. Marcia spoke about the disease and answered questions from the students. She also informed the classes that the winning classroom would receive an ice cream party in appreciation of their hard work.

When the canisters were collected and counted, $391.22 was raised between the two classrooms. The winning classroom won the competition by a margin of less than $25.


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