When it comes to holiday shopping, people reach into their piggy banks to buy the hottest items. But for some students, they're trading in good grades and behavior for them.
Those enrolled in the ‘Take Stock in Children' program were awarded holiday bucks to buy items at this year's Christmas store. For over a decade the Bay Education Foundation opened their Christmas store to students.
The school board chamber inside the Nelson building was transformed into a holiday bizarre on Tuesday. Students from 7th to 12th grade took their holiday bucks and traded them in for gifts.
Throughout the year, holiday bucks are given to those who earn good grades, attended school regularly and possessed a good attitude. Some students earned close to 150 holiday bucks
Coordinator Beth Deluzain says this annual tradition brings joy to her and the staff. "This is one of the things we enjoy most about the program."