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ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Elementary Level winner goes to Ms. Tammy Moore’s third grade class at Aspen Elementary in Los Alamos who collected 1.77 lbs per student. They will receive a visit and magic show performance from Ronald McDonald later this month. The Middle School Level winners are 7th and 8th grade students of Penasco Middle School’s Future Educators Association who collected 5.44 lbs. per student. They will be recognized on an award plaque displayed at the Ronald McDonald House. All participating schools will receive a certificate of appreciation.
New Mexico school students in grades K-8 collected pop tabs from September 20, 2010 through April 30, 2011 as part of the 2010-2011 School Pop Collection Contest. Winning schools were determined by amount of tabs collected by pounds per student. Pop tabs collected from beverages, pet food cans and soup cans totaled to 3,197 lbs, more than tripling last year’s amount of tabs collected.