THEY ‘CAN’ DO IT

THEY ‘CAN’ DO IT — Wyatt Gantt (left) and Libby Carman, members of the Hillcrest PLUS CanStruction team, worked on stacking cans for their “What So Proudly We Give” structure at Discovery Park of America’s second annual CanStruction competition on Friday. The team won the Structural Ingenuity award. Other winners included Project Homeschool, a Gibson County Homeschool 4-H Group, Best Overall and Most Creative for “The Good Samaritan Dragon”; Obion County Central High School, Best Use of Labels for “Peas Out, Hunger!”; Black Oak Elementary, Best Meal for “Mount VeSOUPius”; and Union City High School Art, Key and STEM Clubs, Juror’s Favorite for “Strike Out Hunger.” Other teams competing included South Fulton Middle School, Union City High School Skills USA, Lake Road Elementary and Westview High School. Engineering students from the University of Tennessee at Martin assisted the schools with their design concepts and plans, and were on hand to give advice during the build. The CanStruction Exhibit will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Reelfoot Room inside Discovery Center throughout the month of November. The exhibit is included with park admission. When the exhibit is dismantled, the cans will be given to three local charities: Helping Hand and Chimes for Charity in Obion County and We Care Ministries of Martin.

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