Lincoln Coin Wars Raises $400 for JHS Senior Travis Fye

Lincoln Elementary School recently held its 4th Annual Coin Wars. This year, the school raised $400 for JHS senior, Travis Fye, who has been battling thyroid cancer and attended Lincoln School as a third and fourth grader. The third and fourth grade students voted to donate the money to Travis. In previous years the school has donated to: The Salvation Army, Chautauqua County Humane Society and St. Susan’s Center.

Students and staff collected coins in containers in the cafeteria for two weeks during breakfast and lunch. The school raised $316 and the Lincoln PTA rounded the donation up to $400. The second grade raised the most money – $163.

“It is important to do this when we are second graders because when we get grown-up we learn to be good people and help others,” said Lincoln second grader, Natalie Wilson.

The students presented a check to Travis and his family who were very appreciative of the donation.

“It’s great that the students did this for me and, that they are thinking about helping individual people in their local community,” said Travis. “It is a very thoughtful of these kids and shows they really care and want to help. I am very thankful for their donation.”

posted on 03/15/2016 - filed under: Common Core, Elementary School, JHS, PTA, Spotlight, Staff, Students