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Stepping Stones Students Submit Classroom Project in National Contest

The Blue Team at Oswego County BOCES Stepping Stones Day Program in Fulton recently entered the 2014 “Made By Milk” carton construction contest.

Made by Milk is a national contest, offering a chance to win up to $5,000 for school and community projects.

BOCES students who worked on the castle are: Madisyn Stuper, Dakota Creller, Nick Schneider and Tristan Graham.
BOCES students who worked on the castle are: Madisyn Stuper, Dakota Creller, Nick Schneider and Tristan Graham.

The contest is open only to schools and is divided by grade levels to include elementary, middle and high school.

The six-student team was challenged to use at least 100 lunch sized milk cartons to create a building, a character, symbol or scene from a story. Students were also allowed to use other recycled or repurposed items to complete their projects.

The Blue Team chose “Moo-ving Back in Time” as the theme of their project, and designed a storybook castle out of the milk cartons.

The project also featured a treasure chest, filled with jewels made from recycled juice caps.

The team’s submission was entered in the Grades 1-5 category.

For more information and to vote on the project, visit madebymilkcontest.com

Online voting is open from April 21 to May 9 for the People’s Choice Award of $2,500.

Voters must be 13 years of age or older.

The Blue Team would use the money to help pay for classroom equipment and upcoming educational field trips.