[caption id="attachment_80648" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2021\/03\/Pennies-Patients-1st-1.jpg" alt="" class="size-full wp-image-80648" \/> Pictured, standing, from left: Hunter Cassell, Mariella Boyd, Madison Bosley, teacher Karen Murphy, Adilyn Swihart, Evan Sharp and Kylie Halterman.\u00a0Kneeling: Levi Kerr and Joseph Rittenhouse.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nGreen Bank Elementary\u2013Middle School students participated in the Pennies for Patients program to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during the month of February. \r\n\r\nAfter three weeks of bringing their spare change to school, the students raised a total of $1,104.92. \r\n\r\nKaren Murphy\u2019s kindergarten class was this year\u2019s top fundraising class with $426.73. \r\n\r\nIn second place was Ann Smith\u2019s sixth grade class with $201.37. \r\n\r\nBoth of these classes will be rewarded with a party of their choice. \r\n\r\nThis is the 16th year GBMES has participated in the fundraiser with more than $24,000 raised. \r\n \r\nA big thank you goes to Tonya Jones and First Citizen\u2019s Bank of Arbovale for their help in counting the change. \r\n\r\nWe also appreciate the support of the Durbin Lions Club as well as all the parents, family members and friends for their continued support over the years.