The Penny Project


Nesaquake mathematics teacher Matthew Kennedy spearheaded a project to give students a better concept of numbers. However, the Penny Project evolved into a wonderful fundraising effort.

To show students number concepts, Kennedy encouraged his students to bring in pennies to fill the jars displayed in the school. The project started several years ago and the collection was up to 84,559 pennies before the start of the school year. This year, Nesaquake students collected 19,908 pennies, and that sent the number of pennies above the 100,000 mark. With the pennies, Nesaquake recently made a $1,044.67 donation to the Make a Wish Foundation.