The Merrick Avenue Middle School’s Student Council and Builders Club have joined together to raise awareness and to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with “Penny Wars.” Penny Wars involves each of the eight academic teams to compete in a good natured competition to see which team can collect the most pennies in a week. Each penny donated equals a point for the team. Each nickel, dime, or quarter donated counts as negative points. The strategy of Penny Wars is to drop nickels, dimes, and quarters into the opposing team’s buckets to negate the positive points they have earned from their penny donation. Penny Wars ran from February 13–17, 2012 Over $1,400.00 has been collected and will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.