Students in Heather Reich and Kyla Asmar’s 6th grade classes became builders for a day and their creativity and problem solving skills shined. The class participated in the Block Kids Building Competition. It is a national building competition sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction. The award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote careers in the industry.
The students had to come up with their own building project for the contest and were allowed to use Lego pieces and at least three of the following materials: foil, string, a rock and cardboard. On construction day, each student had 45 minutes to build their project and they worked diligently to get every detail just right.
After their construction projects were complete, the students were interviewed by judges who are in the local construction industry. Finally the winners were announced.
- First Place went to Katelyn who built an innovative playground using string for a zip-line and foil with Legos to create a teeter-totter.
- Second Place was awarded to Stanton and his home that could withstand a natural disaster.
- Third Place went to Jose and his shopping mall.
- Honorable Mention was awarded to Hyram and his Gem and Diamond Store.
Congratulations to these very bright and talented students!