Penny Delay explained

Benjamin Franklin once said, “A penny saved is a penny earned,” but for National Honor Society’s (NHS) latest fundraiser a penny saves lives.

On Feb. 2 and 3 during all blocks, NHS is hosting a “Penny Delay” with all proceeds going towards Project Peanut Butter, an organization that provides food to malnourished children in impoverished countries.

”Here at Oakville, we’re a good community but you don’t really realize that there are people in Missouri and around here that don’t have the money or the means to getting a meal every day. Especially in other countries… “ committee chair Kait Bonsignore (12) said.

For every cent a student brings to their class the class gets delayed one second, up to 30 minutes (equalling $18).

Students can bring in money of any dollar amount the week before, but Feb. 2 and 3 is the last day. As well, it is advised that students know how much money they are bringing in and that they help the teachers count the money. Then the teacher can pick a start time to count the change and also use that as the beginning of the delayed time.

Whatever happens during the delayed time is up to the teachers, but students could work on other assignments, play games, or just relax.

“It’s not the kids going against the teachers. It’s the kids and the teachers coming together to raise money for (Project Peanut Butter),” NHS sponsor Mr. John Ries said. “It’s supposed to be a fun thing for the teachers and the kids. Whether teachers use this time to delay class to plan or play games with their kids, it’s up to them. But it’s supposed to be a bonding thing.”