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Danbury High School Principal Mike Cole sports auburn hair for the DHS Salvation Army fund-raiser. Competition Committee members, left to right, are Lilly Kennedy, Lindsay Mark and Erin Lavelle. Danbury High School Principal Mike Cole sports auburn hair for the DHS Salvation Army fund-raiser. Competition Committee members, left to right, are Lilly Kennedy, Lindsay Mark and Erin Lavelle.

Besides ringing the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Battle of The High Schools between Oak Harbor and Port Clinton, this year many area schools got involved with raising awareness and funds for The Salvation Army and those in need. 

Oak Harbor Middle School raised $528.72 during the OSU/Michigan Game and Danbury High School held a fund raiser designed to aid students their age who may be suffering from the effects of the slow economy.

 

Danbury’s efforts, were explained by DHS Principal Mike Cole,” The School Competition Committee, consisting of one representative from each class decided to make the fund-raising effort a competitive event. A contest called Nickel Wars, which was held in many school by varying names, was held and the students and faculty of Danbury High School raised $637.72. Nickel Wars is essentially a spare change contest wherein nickels are used to lower the total of a competing class. In the Danbury contest, the Sophomore class, with a total of over $5a person collected, was the winning class. The Nickel Wars is now scheduled to be a regular event during the Holiday Season.”

As an added incentive, Principal Cole told the students if they raised over $500 they could pick his next hair color. As a result of a student polling, Mr. Cole will be auburn-haired for the next month or so. Committee, Class and Caring is the motto of DHS for this year and the fundraising effort is a good demonstration of striving to achieve the goals set forth in the motto.

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