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Piling up the pennies for schools

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Sierra Elementary student Jillian Balzer raised $200 to contribute to the $1,600 that was raised for the Pennies for Peace project to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Recently, Greg Mortenson, one of the authors of “Three Cups of Tea,” top left, was presented with a check for $1,600 for Pennies for Peace and a tea cup made by students at Sierra Elementary. Pictured are Greg Mortenson, top left, Sierra Elementary Principal Karen Huffines and student Jillian Balzer.