VMS students still collecting for One Cent-One Life penny drive

Seventh grade Pre AP literacy classes under teacher Linda Knapp at Vilonia Middle School have thousands of pennies for the One Cent-One Life penny drive but they haven't reached their goal yet.

Seventh graders, last year, kicked off the drive to bring awareness to the Holocaust with each penny standing for a real life lost. The plan is to collect six million pennies for the six million Jews who were murdered including one-and-a-half million children the period from January 30, 1933 - when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany - to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe officially ended.

If the students reach the goal, one-and-a-half million pennies will be remain at the school and serve as a memorial to the children who lost their lives. The rest will be donated to the Jewish Federation of Arkansas.