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.
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.