Box Tops Across America – Bedford’s Elementary School Winners Announced

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This spring, the Bedford elementary schools took part in a BOX TOPS ACROSS AMERICA campaign. The elementary school community asked friends and relatives from around the U.S. to send Box Tops to their children’s classrooms at Davis and Lane School.

As envelopes flooded in to the schools, the states were tracked on a large map in the display case at each school and online at During the two-month contest, the schools received over 150 letters that contained over 1,100 Box Tops. Box Tops were sent to Bedford from 46 different states and from as far away as Puerto Rico and Germany!  The four missing states are Alabama, Iowa, Mississippi, and Montana.

The classes that received Box Tops from the greatest number of states were awarded prizes.

Ms. Shamon's class at Davis School - Courtesy image
Mrs. Shamon’s class at Davis School – Courtesy image

1st place: Mrs. Shamon’s class (20 states)
2nd place: Mrs. Cormie’s class (17 states)
3rd place: Mrs. Houston’s class (14 states)

Ms. Grimes's class at Lane School - Courtesy image
Ms. Grimes’s class at Lane School – Courtesy image

1st place: Mrs. Grimes’s class (18 states)
2nd place: Ms. Stone’s class (10 states)
3rd place: Mrs. Hebert’s class (9 states)

Box Tops, worth 10 cents apiece for K-8 schools, are found on the packaging of many foods and household products. Participating companies and product lines include General Mills, Green Giant, Avery, Kleenex, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Ziploc, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Hanes, Progresso, Yoplait, Betty Crocker and many more.  For a full list of participating products, go to

Electronic Box Tops, or eBoxTops, are an online version of Box Tops and are electronically credited to your school’s account, with no clipping required.  Just like clipped Box Tops, eBoxTops are worth 10¢ apiece. Hundreds of popular online retailers give eBoxTops for shopping via the Box Tops Marketplace portal.  Full list of participating stores at

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