Students create toys

Categories: Around the Diocese

Jan. 17, 2014, edition

Children from eight Catholic schools in the St. Cloud Diocese made toys using reused, recycled or common items in a contest sponsored by the Mission Office of the St. Cloud Diocese and The Catholic Foundation. The contest was designed to encourage pupils to think about and pray for children around the world who do not have elaborate electronic toys. Prizes were awarded to the schools for first ($500), second ($300) and third places ($200). Winners of the contest were:

• First place, pinball game by Jack Genereau, sixth grader at St. John’s Area School in Foley.

• Second place, oatmeal shaker by Camryn Kaehler and Carcie Materi, both fourth graders at St. Mary School in Breckenridge.

• Third place, doll by Owee Kirpekar, fifth grader at St. Mary of Mount Carmel School in Long Prairie.

• Honorable mention: marshmallow poppers by Shayla Host, fourth grader at Christ the King School in Browerville; button basketball game, Nathan Schneider, kindergartener at St. John’s/St. Andrew’s School in Meire Grove/Greenwald; maracas by Lily Schmitz and the first graders at All Saints Academy in St. Joseph.