For the third time since 2000, New London Middle School students collected more than one million pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House.
The accomplishment was honored at a school assembly Friday, May 17 at the New London Middle School.
After the assembly, the pop tops were delivered to the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House. A Milwaukee company matched each pound with an addition $1. The pop tops will be recycled.
In all, the students collected 1.3 million pop tops which equates to roughly 1,500 pounds. Teacher Erika Wilson is the supervisor of the pop tops committee which includes Lincoln Schroeder, Calista Wenzel, Reegan Franzmeier, Josie Hintzke, Erin O’Connell, Keegan Krause and Allison Hanson. They, along with some of their friends, dumped all of the pop tops from boxes into a small swimming pool to show the assembly what 1.3 million pop tops looks like.
The fifth grade class collected the most pop tops with around 26,600 pop tops collected. Second place went to the seventh grade with 25,950 collected. The eighth grade collected 12,000, while the sixth grade collected 5,100. For their effort, the fifth grade class got their Bulldog Time outside with a Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen.
Joe Green, principal of the New London Middle/Intermediate School, had challenged the students to reach the one million goal this year. Since the students reached that goal, randomly selected students were allowed to mummify him in toilet paper.