FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The final numbers are in and the 2012 CANstruction event raised 68,033 pounds of food or 85,068 food items.
12 area high schools built beautiful structures at Glenbrook Mall recently comprised of canned goods and other non-perishable food items..
CANstruction is a nationwide initiative to raise hunger awareness. Here in the Northeast Indiana region, Community Harvest Food Bank has created the event so that high schools can participate. The high schools have to collect their own non-perishable items through fundraising efforts and they bring them by the truckload to Glenbrook Mall.
Jane Avery with the food bank says, “This year was so awesome. Even better than the last! These brilliant students amaze me.”
The structures were judged in a variety of categories and the public was invited to cast their votes for the best with cans of food.
2012 CANstruction Winners
Most Cans/food items in Structure – Northrop High School
Most Excess Cans – Carroll High School
Best Meal – New Haven High School
Best Use of Labels – Blackhawk High School
Structural Ingenuity – Central Noble High School
Juror's Favorite – Carroll High School
Best Use of Theme – (TIE) Bellmont High School/Canterbury High School
Honorable Mention – Blackhawk High School
Honorable Mention – Central Noble High School
People’s Choice – Northrop High School
Scholarships were presented to seniors for their leadership and dedication to CANstruction. The English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation presented a $2,500 scholarship to CANstruction Student of the Year, Cecelia Nguyen, Northrop High School. $1,000 scholarships were presented to five seniors: Melissa Marts, Carroll High School; Elise Troemel, Concordia Lutheran High School; Miles Merriman, Central Noble High School; Morgan Ryan, Leo Junior Senior High School; Lynlee Wagoner, Carroll High School.
Indiana’s NewsCenter is a proud support of the CANstruction event.
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