TUSCALOOSA CAN! CONTEST PROMOTES FUN, HELPS A GOOD CAUSE
Story by WVUA 23’s Maria Blough.
The results are in for the Tuscaloosa Can! sculpture contest and the real winner is the community.
Tuscaloosa City Schools compete every year to feed the community while creating a work of art in the process.
Since the competition began more than five years ago, it has raised more than 62,000 pounds of food for the West Alabama Food Bank. <span style=”font-size: 14px;”>The competition was fierce with sculptures featuring everything from a bicycle to a hungry hippo and an angry bird. </span><span style=”font-size: 14px;”>For the students, the contest was about more than winning an award.</span>
<p>“It’s going to feel great like I want the homeless folks to be healthy and all that,” said Joshua Tabb, a fourth-grader at Arcadia Elementary.</p><p>Arcadia fifth-grader Taylor Grace Thompson agreed: “It feels great to me because you get to give people the chance to get food if they don’t have the money to buy it.”</p><p>Here’s a list of some of the projects honored during the ceremony:</p><p><strong>Public Choice</strong></p><p>Central Elementary School</p><p>Eastwood Middle</p><p>Best Meal-</p><p>Verner Elementary</p><p>Westlawn Middle</p><hr><p><strong>Most Creative</strong></p><p>The Alberta School of Performing Arts</p><p>Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle</p><p>Best Use of Labels-</p><p>Rock Quarry Elementary</p><p>Northridge Middle</p><hr><p><strong>Structural Integrity</strong></p><p>Arcadia Elementary</p><p>Students’ Choice</p><p>Woodland Forrest Elementary</p><p>Eastwood Middle</p>