2015 Cardboard Challenge
Armuchee Middle team take a first place in Cardboard Challenge
Posted on 10/21/2015
AMS winners
Many a parent has found a child more enamored with a the box a gift came in than the actual gift.  Middle school teens may not prefer a box to gifts but they can certainly use their imagination to create amazing things just using cardboard.  Four Armuchee Middle School teens showcased their creativity as they took first place in the Rome-Floyd Cardboard Challenge held last week at Richard B. Russell Airport.  

Armuchee Middle eighth-graders, Maddie Judd, Hailey Sanchez, Emilee Singleton, and  Audrey Young, won the Pre-build Designer's Choice category at the community wide cardboard event.  The four designed and built an oven, complete with cupcakes, from cardboard.  That is one time that someone commenting, "These cupcakes taste like cardboard!" would be acceptable. The girls were part of the Armuchee Middle TSA team participating in the Cardboard Challenge. 

The Rome-Floyd Cardboard Challenge is an opportunity for kids of all ages to play and learn by using simple materials to build the things they imagine.  The annual event in Rome was held Saturday, October 10 in the Georgia Northwestern Technical College hanger at the airport.  Children from Rome and Floyd County participated in the event in three categories - arcade games, art and designers choice.  There was also an on-site challenge where teams were given 30 minutes to build something from cardboard the day of the event.  

Photo: Left to right in front: Maddie Judd, Emilee Singleton, Hailey Sanchez; back: Audrey Young