Safe to say that a fair amount of milk and juice is consumed in a school cafeteria on any given day, but what to do with all those cartons? A team of students at Shiloh HS has a recycling plan with a purpose and they need your vote!
A collaborative team made up of a Peer Leaders Class and a Careers Class has entered the 2016 Made by Milk™ Carton Construction Contest which encourages students to build strong bones with milk and flex their creative muscles by repurposing milk cartons. The winning team can earn its school up to $5,000.
For the contest theme of “Inventions,” the students worked as team to design and build a seesaw out of cartons! During their research, the team found the origins of this childhood favorite in Korea in the 1700s and learned more about recycling and its impact on the environment, says Learning Specialist Nancy Chrisman who worked with Teacher Beyonka Adams to support the students' construction project If their design wins, the students plan to help furnish the newly remodeled, energy-efficient Life Skills Lab used by special education classes, support student leadership efforts, and expand the school’s recycling program.
You can give the Shiloh team a crack at the $2,500 People’s Choice Award with your vote. (Use the pull-down menu to select HS entries and look for the red seesaw photo.) Winners will be notified Jan. 4.
If your kids want to do some carton recycling themselves during the Winter Break, check out instructions for making this Carton Birdhouse.