Third grade Fouse Elementary School student Evelyn Clark won the ninth annual Westerville City Schools Lego competition.
Third grade Fouse Elementary School student Evelyn Clark was named Overall Grand Winner at the ninth annual Westerville City Schools Lego Competition held March 21 at Heritage Middle School. Dr. Scott Ebbrecht, facilitator of the annual event, commented to the nearly 140 student participants and their family members, “Creativity won out, with Evelyn building a multitude of rooms with various scenes!” Proceeds from the event benefited Westerville’s Elementary Leadership Summit and the Children Supporting Children Foundation.
Participants had to provide their own Legos. They were allowed to build anything they wanted during the competition, but nothing could be pre-built prior to the contest. No directions to Lego sets were permitted. Parental assistance was not allowed, but family members and friends were permitted to watch from a designated viewing area. Other Best of Show winners were: Overall Best of Show for Most Creative - Skyler Hooker (Hanby, 5th grade); and Overall Best of Show for Most Realistic - Maxton Sprowls (Fouse, 4th grade).
Each contestant received a Certificate of Participation, and two winners per grade level were recognized and awarded Lego prizes:
- Kindergarten - Most Realistic, Mallory McLean (Robert Frost); Most Creative, Carter Glasgow (Robert Frost);
- Grade 1 - Most Realistic, Gavin Long (Annehurst); Most Creative, Jackson Coakley (St. Paul);
- Grade 2 - Most Realistic, Evan Motzer (Wilder); Most Creative, Cole Miller (Cherrington);
- Grade 3 - Most Realistic, David Almond-Wharton (Wilder); Most Creative, Colin Smiley (Alcott);
- Grade 4 - Most Realistic, Wyatt Shiltz (Mark Twain); Most Creative, Trey Rutherford (Cherrington); and
- Grade 5 - Most Realistic, Tara Will (Alcott); Most Creative, Alex Workman (Huber Ridge).
The event was supported, in part, by Meijer, Bricks 4 Kidz, and Toys-R-Us. In addition, special thanks to Eric Cacioppo, Westerville art teacher, LEGO enthusiast, and a member of the Central Ohio Lego Train Club, for displaying a very detailed working machine built out of LEGOs to further inspire the creativity of the participants.