Independence1: Interact Club members, administrators, faculty and staff of Independence High School. (click for larger version)
November 19, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – For the second consecutive year, the Independence High School Interact Club participated in the "Can Do Good" competition sponsored by the architecture and engineering firm of Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Fulton County Public Schools and North Point Mall. The goal of the program is to support the efforts of local food banks and to introduce high school students to the basic concepts of architecture and engineering while promoting community awareness and social responsibility. Club members conducted a canned food drive that resulted in more than 1,000 cans being donated, then used the cans to create an original sculpture of a highway scene entitled, "The Bridge to End Hunger."
The competition was held at North Point Mall at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9. Students were given three hours to assemble their structure prior to evaluation by the judges at noon. Independence earned third place in the general judging and first place in the Viewers' Choice category, winning two trophies and a gift card for the school for their efforts. The structures will remain on display in North Point's Center Court for one week, after which time the food will be donated to North Fulton Community Charities in time for the holidays.