Canstruction Planning Begins

How Monarchs are gearing up for the event

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Menchville's 2015 Canstruction Entry

Kylee Baines, Staff Writer

In the next few weeks, Menchville students and faculty will be raising money to support the annual Canstruction event put on by the Peninsula Foodbank. Menchville High Governor’s Youth Development Academy students will be leading this activity in support of Menchville’s Lead2Feed program. Scheduled for Saturday, April 16th, the annual competition will be held at Patrick Henry Mall and focuses on building a float out of cans. Last years team was awarded a trophy for “Most Cans Collected”, and 2nd place for “Best Structure”. This year’s motif is modeled after the Olympics, and Menchvilles pitch idea is a carnival themed float.

In order to raise money for the event, Menchville’s faculty and staff have been participating in Manic Mondays; days where faculty  pay $3 to dress down in jeans, instead of their everyday business attire.  Other events planned include a talent show on March 30 and a “Stop Hunger Now” food packaging event on March 22.

When asked how students could get involved, teacher sponsor Glennon Huck commented, “What we really need right now is to raise money. However, if students are looking to get involved we’re definitely going to need a bunch of people to show up at the mall for the event.”

Interested students can see Mrs. Huck in room 12 for further details and questions.