Ms. Schueler's class from Pajarito Elementary collected 438 lbs. of aluminum cans to claim the grand prize in this year's Super Can Kids Contest.
Keep Albuquerque Beautiful, a program of the City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department, announced the winners of this year’s Super Can Kids recycling contest today. A record number of students and classrooms took part in this year’s event. A total of 34 APS classrooms and 1,174 students from 23 different schools participated in this year’s challenge. Together they collected a record number of 2,529 pounds of aluminum cans and raised $1,600.85.
Designed to teach students about the ease of recycling, this year’s classrooms competed for one of five great prizes. Those prizes included cotton candy from Golden Corral, a root beer float party from Albertson’s, a pizza party from Little Caesar’s Pizza, passes to Cliff’s Amusement Park and all the cash raised from the total collection of cans. The first place class was also awarded the Super Can Kid’s traveling trophy.
“Teaching our youth to recycle is important for the future of Albuquerque,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “Today’s recipients are a shining example and a reminder that our great city is in good hands.”
An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful since 1982, Keep Albuquerque Beautiful is dedicated to community education on all solid waste management issues and alternatives through litter control, beautification, and graffiti eradication activities. These activities are geared toward increasing awareness and changing attitudes through public information.