Twin Lakes, Madrid and La Primaria Schools Take Top Honors in City’s Recycling Contest
by Michele Earle
February 27, 2013 • 429 views
It was a sweep for schools in the Mountain View School District as Twin Lakes Elementary, Madrid Middle and La Primaria Elementary Schools earned top honors in the City of El Monte’s Annual CRV Recycling Contest.
The contest held November 12, 2012 through January 25, 2013, was open to all elementary, middle and high schools in the city. Participating schools competed to collect the most CRV beverage containers for recycling. Students and staff members from Twin Lakes, Madrid and La Primaria worked hard to collect CRV materials including glass, plastic and aluminum beverage containers. Twin Lakes, led by their Recycling Club and teacher Carey Hess, won first place and earned the school a $1,000 cash award. Madrid, led by THINK Together coordinator, Adrian Arvizu, placed second earning $750 for the school. Rounding up with third place was La Primaria whose recycling efforts were coordinated by office manager, Isela Ponce de Leon and staff members, and resulted in $500 for the school.
In total 2,660 pounds of CRV materials were collected by all the participating schools. According to contest officials, this year winners were assigned per capita based on student enrollment, allowing smaller schools to compete fairly with larger schools.
“On behalf of the City of El Monte, we thank all the schools for participating in the recycling contest and their commitment to resource conservation,” said Sandy Costandi, City of El Monte Recycling Consultant.
“Mountain View’s schools consistently do well in our contest,” said Costandi. “Twin Lakes, Madrid and La Primaria are schools who truly make a difference to the environment. They all did a fantastic job and we appreciate their recycling efforts greatly.”