Our students have spent the last few weeks raising money to help those who have been impacted by recent natural disasters. Students competed in a Penny Challenge to determine which grade level could raise the most money. Pennies were counted at face value, but students could reduce the total of competing grades by placing nickels, dimes, and quarters in other grade level collection jars. Although the seventh graders raised the most money at $436.45, the sixth graders were the overall winners with the highest amount after all deductions were calculated. In all, students raised $1,070.84! The Penny Challenge began as a response to the hurricane that impacted Houston; however, students voted to include the victims of Puerto Rico as recipients of the donations as well. This vote was overwhelmingly in favor of supporting victims from both areas as several students at the Butler have families that were impacted in this latest disaster.