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— By BRADLY GILL

Staff writer

South Central Service Cooperative Technology Coordinator Jo Ann Womack spoke to the assembled Camden Noon Lions Club members this week about the upcoming 2019 “Cardboard Challenge” taking place during the Daffodil Festival.

The challenge be held from 9 a.m. until noon in downtown Camden on March 8.

Teams of three to five students from area public, private and home schools ranging from grade four to 12 will use cardboard and other supplies to create objects.

Last year’s participants were required to include a daffodil in their design.

Womack said that more than 100 children are signed up for the contest. Last years winners were:

• Westside Christian School

• Camden Fairview Middle School

• Camden Fairview High School - Project Lead the Way team

• Emerson Middle School - Pirates 1

• Emerson Middle School - Pirates 2

• Fordyce Elementary - Cuttin’Up

• Westside Christian School - Fantastic Four

Teams are given a challenge or topic to guide in their planning or building. Three constraints are give during the two hours of building - such as no talking, and no students being tied together.

If the teams complete each constraint successfully, then they are rewarded with more building materials.

Womack said the cooperative is in need of donations of duct tape, packing material, and any craft or art material such as paint, fabric or construction paper. Also, the contest is always in need of volunteers.

Womack can be contacted at 870-836-1613.

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