The students of Milbank Middle School raised over $2,000 for gifts for the local Angel Tree project this year through a penny war competition sponsored by the middle school student council.
Each homeroom class made up its own team. The goal was to raise $1,700 for the cause, but with the added contributions, gifts were provided for over 20 children. “Their generosity was absolutely amazing,” stated school counselor Heidi Wellnitz. “We are so proud of all the kids who took time to help make other kids Christmas a little better.”
Student council members pictured, back row, left to right, Marion Mischel, Brooke Schwagel, Cailey Sime, Nick Anderson, Isaac Cordell, Brayden Christensen, Bridget Korstjens, Dakota Peiker, Emily Van Hoorn and Raul Berrones. Middle row, Cassidy Schwagel, Luis Berrones, Marianna Fonder, Ximena Lozano and Casside Seezs. Front row, Zoey Henderson, Benett Street and Isaac Schulte