Green Team Challenge!
The Green Team Challenge is something that the IVVC students look forward to every year. It is a competition that each class can participate in and make an item out of recycled materials that are found in their classrooms. All the classes had a month to make their item, and then we voted on them March 11, 2011. The voting was done using Survey Monkey set up on a computer, so it was paperless!
The rules to the challenge were very simple: Projects had to be small enough to fit in the display case, they had to use recycled materials from their program, and there was a limit of two items per program (each A.M. and P.M.).
The winners of the Green Team Challenge got a “traveling trophy” that they get to keep until next year. They also received a can of pop or candy bar of their choosing. The second place winners received recycled tote bags and reusable cups. The winners were:
First place – Computer Technology
Second place – Building Trades
Third place – Law Enforcement
Building Trades made a Bass Guitar out of scrap lumber, and then they put strings on it. There is some fine craftsmanship in this project!
Law Enforcement made “Egypt” that was a pyramid made from different kinds of pop cans. Each level was the same type of pop. The cans were all glued together to stay in place.
Other projects included a Phoenix (a bird symbolizing rebirth) and a robot, both designed and created by the Graphic Communications classes, an igloo and a pig named “Gregory” made from tape rolls by the Sports Medicine class, and decorative Bass Clef Shelves and a birdhouse made by the Building Trades class.
Thank you to all the students and teachers who participated in the Green Team Challenge! You made this challenge a success!! Go Green!
The afternoon Computer Technology students celebrate their win!