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While learning about math, language arts, social studies and science, one group of Glen Este Middle School sixth-graders recently learned the meaning of cooperation and giving back to the community.
The students were part of a team that spent the 2013-2014 school year collecting pull tabs (from soda cans and other containers) to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati. Students also prepared and served meals to families in the House.
“These kids were the driving force behind it. They worked so hard on it,” said sixth-grade science teacher Nicole Bass.
The school even won the local 2013-2014 Ronald McDonald House Pull Tabs Contest for middle schools. Students collected 307 pounds of pull tabs and won against 17 other area middle schools. According to organizers, recycled tabs raised more than $24,000 to help support families in 2012.
WCPO Insiders can read more about the project, and see what the students themselves thought about the experience.