The students collected cigarette butts under the 2019 Palau Pledge Challenge. This event was hosted by Friends of Palau National Marine Sanctuary (FRIENDS) and the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS).

There were students from 14 schools t hat took part in the challenge. The total weight of cigarette butts submitted was 145 lbs.

The Palau High School Business Class won the first prize of $500 with a total weight of cigarette butts collected being 18 lbs.  Maris Stella School 2nd Grade stood second with an award of $250 and submitted 17.5 LBS of cigarette butts.

The third prize winner was Harris 5th grade with a total weight of 17.0 LBS cigarette butts and was awarded $100.

The organizers express their gratitude to schools that participated in the event. (PR)