Sunny View students stage Coin War to help local student

Students in the fifth grade class that raised the most money in the school's Coin War included, from left, Van Chinchar, Avrey Hensley, Gracie Hartley, Bo Reid, Junie Mitchell, Conner Evans.

Sunny View Elementary students came up with a unique idea to help a fellow Polk County student with a pressing need.

Sunny View students opened their hearts and wallets to have a Coin War, looking to raise money for a elementary school student elsewhere in the district in need of a service dog and funds for the dog’s training.

Students raised $785 for this very worthy cause. The fifth grade class that raised the most money received a popcorn and movie party.

Fifth grade teacher Gina Kelly-Price coordinated the effort.