Students in a marketing class at Snohomish High School in Washington state illustrated the national debt for their classmates with an eye-opening display in the cafeteria using pennies.
Each cent represented $1 billion.
It took 14,352 pennies to represent the national debt.
The national budget was illustrated with 3,834 pennies.
The population of the world _ each penny representing a billion people _ was seven pennies.
Teacher Ben Doucette told The Daily Herald of Everett that Monday's demonstration was not political but a timely topic.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com