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SLSD Students Excel at Design LAB Finals

Congratulations to the following SLSD students whose projects won at the City Finals of Design LAB:  Learn and Build, sponsored by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati.  This year’s theme was “Food for Thought”, “challenging students to push the limits of where and how we make, buy, and eat food”. Projects have been on display since April 29 at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Downtown Cincinnati. 


“Sustainability Surveyor” Award, grades 3-5:  “BWD Farm Foods” – Will Farris, Devin Fliter, Brad Kyle – 5th grade, Harrison Elementary


“Sustainability Surveyor” Award, grades 6-8:  “The Cow Jumped Over the Moon” – Cheyanne Fausz, Jessica Guilfoyle, Kaitlyn Hart, Courtney Reckelhoff – 8th grade, Harrison Junior School.


“Polished Professional” Award, overall grades K-12:  “Boardwalk Bay” – Gaven Johnson, Lauren Leurck, Kayla Morris – 5th grade, Whitewater Valley Elementary


“People’s Choice” Award, overall grades K-12:  “The Happy Camper” – Vinny Fiorino, Terrin Jackson, Eve King, Krissy Kowalski – 8th grade, Harrison Junior School


Thanks to TAG teachers Mrs. Bev Haas and Mrs. Miranda Meibers for their dedication to our students.


Special thanks goes to our partners at SHP Leading Design, Skanska, and Megen Construction, whose employees volunteer their time to mentor our students and assist them through the Design LAB process.