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NBR coins21p 4th grade students at Park Elementary School in Swanton try and decide which contaniner they are going to put their coins in. They are L to R Jacob Ervin age 9, Kyrstin ( cq ) Terwilliger age 9, D.J. Franklin age 10, Jourdan ( cq ) Ramerez age 9, Courtney Koback age 9,. In the background is their teacher Sara Koralewski. Friday 01/21/05 The Blade/Don Simmons

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Students at Park Elementary School in Swanton, who had been asking how they could help with the tsunami disaster relief effort in southern Asia, have pitched in with pennies and other coins to raise hundreds of dollars. Fourth-grade students here, from left, are Jacob Ervin, Kyrstin Terwilliger, D.J. Franklin, Jourdan Ramerez, and Courtney Koback. Before school and during their lunch hours, the students deposited money in designated containers. Students in the homeroom that earns the most points will be treated to a popcorn and movie party, said teacher Sara Koralewski, rear, who organized the fund-raising event that was called a 'penny war.'

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