LEWISTON — “Scratch!” Kamiah schools won a total of $1,362 at the Idaho Lottery Scratch for Schools fundraiser held in Lewiston on Tuesday, March 7. With 36 area teams competing, the Kamiah Middle School team of Genese Simler, Kassi Smith and Jeff Kiely tied with Genesee High School as the top-grossing schools with $765 each. Simler described it as fun and a great event for the Kamiah schools.
Each team, representing a school, receives 300 lottery scratch tickets. When “scratch” is called, each team scratches as many tickets as they can in five minutes. The amounts they uncover are donated to the school. Teams who scratch the most tickets are given additional tickets to increase their prize amount. The Kamiah Elementary School team of Melinda Wimer, Rhonda Kay and Terri Musgrave won $315 while the high school team of Terry Law, Mona Farmer and Rick Lewis raised $262.