Last week four students from Magrath High School competed in a CANstruction competition at Centre Village Mall in Lethbridge. CANstruction® is a unique food charity event where teams of Architects, Engineers, Designers, Contractors, and Students mentored by theses professionals compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from cans of food.
Waiting for the MHS students when they arrived were 1,512 cans of Arizona Green Tea generously donated by Lance Miller at Surex Insurance Brokers. The student's goal was the construction of a 9 foot tall replica of one of the grain elevators near the entrance to Magrath. After 7 hours of carefully placing cans, and one large collapse, the build was finally completed. Sam Jackson, Blake Chan, Dedrick Becker and Brittan Hatch put forth an amazing amount of work that will stay on display in the mall for the entire Month of March.
MHS competed against junior teams from three other schools; Winston Churchill High School, Lomond School, and Calvin Christian School in Coalhurst. Other competing teams include Save-On-Foods, Associated Engineering, Goss Architectural Design Group, Lethbridge College, and Centre Village Mall.
The final structures will be judged as part of an international competition and all the food used in the competition will be donated to the Lethbridge Food Bank.