The Kromrey Builder's Club and Middleton Youth Center won the Youth Award at the Middleton Outreach Ministry's fourth annual Canstruction on Thursday, May 1 at Keva Sports Center.
The students' structure was Olympic Rings: Olympians do their best to get gold medals and so do we to end hunger in our community. The award was rated by celebrity judge Lindsay Tarpley, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner in women's soccer.
Members of the Kromrey Builder's Club include Isaac and Jacob Vogt, Oliver and August Braaten, Conner Bills, and Jack Ohly. The club's adviser is Kathy Nieber-Lathrop.
Meanwhile, two other District schools also were honored at Canstruction. The Glacier Creek Builder's Club won the Most Nutritious Award with Cinderella's Castle. Their structure included a meal with protein in a can, pasta, canned corn, chicken broth, tuna and tomatoes.
Members of the Glacier Creek Builder's Club include Grace Czosek, Emily Duecker, Haley
Dunn, Payton Hodson, Rachel Huber, Lauren Judd, Marissa Munoz, Emma Neumann, and Rachel Woody. The club's adviser is Jaye Barbeau.
The MHS Elite club won the People's Choice award, which is given annually to the structure that receives the most votes from anyone who attends the 4-hour event. Their structure, which was called Race to End Hunger, featured a stadium called a Can-do Dome, a racetrack with working radio-controlled cars that sped around an inside track.
More than 20 organizations built structures this year for Canstruction and MOM raised more than 28 tons of food from the event. In addition, MOM raised more than 1,000 pounds as attendees were encouraged to bring a single canned food item donation as a suggested entry fee.