Area Teachers Win Money for their Schools

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Updated: 10/01/2012 10:46 pm

        They say gambling is bad and can quickly turn into an addiction, but what if your gambling was for a good cause?

All these teachers will have exactly 5 minutes to scratch as many "Bookworm Bucks" as they can, and it's all to raise money for their school.

Over 30 area school teachers, principals and administrators in Idaho Falls are competing to earn the title of fastest scratcher in eastern Idaho.

“They wore me out, I’m just the cheerleader tonight, so I get to cheer them on and they’re scratching so fast that, everybody’s just so excited you can feel it in the room” said Ft. Hall Elementary Principal Brenda Honena.

These teachers aren't just taking a break after a long school day, instead they're furiously scratching as many of the 17,000 plus tickets as they can to raise money for their schools.

All the schools get to keep all their winnings from their tickets.

“I think the scratch for schools event is a great parent involvement activity, we always have our parents on our team as opposed to school staff, so it allows the parent to contribute in another form for our school” continued Honena.

State-wide over 450 schools will participate in 8 cities for the chance to win cash for their classrooms.

Last year schools across Idaho claimed $88,000 in winnings for their schools.

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