Penny Wars Highlights Stimson Generosity

The winning team of Ms. Scavo and Ms. Daniello with students and staff on their visit to TD Bank. Mr. Anthony Sansotta is standing far left, and a special thanks to Stimson Head Custodian Mr. Scott Munyon, standing third from left.
The winning team of Ms. Scavo and Ms. Daniello with students and staff on their visit to TD Bank. Mr. Anthony Sansotta is standing far left, and a special thanks to Stimson Head Custodian Mr. Scott Munyon, standing third from left.
A substantial food donation will be made to St. Hugh’s, which will help to feed families in the Huntington area, and Stimson will make Thanksgiving baskets to distribute to South Huntington families.
A substantial food donation will be made to St. Hugh’s, which will help to feed families in the Huntington area, and Stimson will make Thanksgiving baskets to distribute to South Huntington families.

Stimson Assistant Principal Anthony Sansotta organizes and runs this annual fundraiser with amazing results. Below is his recap from yet another successful event.

Penny Wars 2013 has officially come to a close. The buckets have been emptied, the coins have been counted, the food has been sorted, the military items have been packaged, the Box Tops have been tallied, and the winner has been named.

After battling hard all week Team 215/216 (Scavo/Daniello) was declared the victor.  Penny Wars 2013 was one of our most successful yet. After Team 215/216 ran all the change through the TD Bank Penny Arcade, our official total raised is $4100.85. This is our 3rd time in seven years of Penny Wars that Stimson students have raised more than $4,000 in five short days.

Let’s not forget that all but $522 came from loose change (mostly pennies). Our students also donated 2,333 food items, which is a new Penny Wars record. In total, our students collected 521 items that will be delivered overseas in the near future. Finally, the Box Tops rolled in like never before. Early estimates indicated that these Box Tops would earn Stimson an additional $1,200. The amazing thing about all of this is that any one of these things would have been considered a successful fundraiser on its own. Stimson did it all at once over the course of 5 short days, and the results speak for themselves. I cannot say enough about the generosity shown by our students, their families, and our staff.

Regardless of what the final leader board says, there really are no losers in this year’s Penny Wars. We raised a lot of money, which will benefit Stimson and a charity chosen by the winning team. We will also make a substantial food donation to St. Hugh’s, which will help to feed families in the Huntington area, and we will make Thanksgiving baskets to distribute to South Huntington families. Additionally, we will send a large care package to our service men and women and those Box Tops will bring in some additional revenue for the school. In short, everybody wins! The students and staff had some fun and learned the value of teamwork. The school community will benefit and the greater community will benefit.

So, there you have it. Penny Wars 2013 comes to a close. Once again, thank you parents, staff members, and especially students for your generosity and for making Penny Wars 2013 a great week to be part of the Stimson family.

Start saving your pennies and Box Tops for Penny Wars 2014. Obviously, Stimson is the best middle school in the country!

Great job! Thank you all for a wonderful week!



Congratulations winning team students: 

Nicolas Allain, Benjamin Barton, Nicholas Black, James Bock Nikolas Cerrito, Alyssa Christensen, Grace D Souza, Elena Davis, John Dugan, Andrew Ferreri, Maxwell Fisher, Casey Gilmartin, Olivia Gorecki, Hailey Hamilton Sarah Heath, Ethan Iannuzzi, Jonathan Macchiaroli, Maxwell Morris, Thomas Palladino, John Poplawski, Robert  Posillico, Hailey Rankel, Gabrielle Safian, Bianca Skelton, Zachary Slansky, Meghan Soulias, Dylan Witt, Andrew Avila, Cesia Bautista Pineda, Farrell Blum, Timothy Gudaitis, Erika Lopez, Edward Nitkewicz, Marissa Pastore, Andrew Ramtahal, Joshua Ramtahal, Daniel Sgaraglio, and Dennis Sposato.