Non-Violent War of Coins

Seabury takes on Penny War


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Despite being an unusual year in all aspects, the Penny War is one tradition that has managed to survive. This annual event usually pits advisings against each other for the prize of an early, warm-cooked breakfast. This year, however, the Penny War looks slightly different.

Senior Audrey Nguyen-Hoang, who is organizing the project, changed the groups for fundraising: “Since we’ve had less time with our advising groups this year, I thought it’d be best if each grade, including their class sponsors, were a team.” There are also more donation options because of the pandemic: “We do have ways for people to donate electronically this year, such as Paypal, Venmo or credit cards, so I encourage anyone who’d prefer to use that method to do so.” 

What charity is this year’s non-violent fight benefiting? “All the funds raised will be going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,” says Nguyen-Hoang, “an organization that is particularly important to me and has helped Seabury families in the past. Specifically, this fundraiser is aimed at funding research for cures and treatments for children with blood cancers.”

In an age with tragedy all around us, the Penny War is a great way to help use scientific innovation to save lives.