CANstruction 2024

CANstruction display represents popular literary character
Posted on 03/27/2024
CANstructionHigh school students Abigail Elliott, Basma Azeem, Caitlyn Carlin, Malaz Farag, Selena Griffin, Amelia Ross, Michaela Xouiyavong, Leos Yagley, and Mia Soumphonphakdy represented Johnson City Schools in this year’s annual CANstruction competition. The event was organized by CHOW, and area teams competed to design and build large structures made entirely from canned food.    

According to high school science teacher and JC CANstruction advisor Chris Ruston, this year’s theme was the literary character Percy Jackson. “In the first novel of the Percy Jackson series, Percy discovers he is a demigod. He is told that he must go to Camp Half-Blood for training to develop his powers,” he said. “Our structure depicts the waves opening up, symbolizing Percy’s command over water and exposing the archway entrance to Camp Half-Blood. Percy's trident is waiting for him on the beach, embedded into a large boulder.” 

Judging occurred on Monday, and the awards ceremony was held Tuesday evening. Our JC team won the prize for “Best Meal,” meaning the canned products used were chosen to be nutritionally balanced to create a vegan meal.

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