(Release from Communities in Schools of Rome-Floyd County):

Communities in Schools (CIS) Executive Director, Gregory Wooten, has announced the final winners from Rome City Schools for the 2022 Cardboard Challenge.

From the elementary school level, the winners are:

Games Category

First Place – Uno Cards – West Central

Second Place – Monopoly – West Central

Third Place – Hockey Game – West End

Structures Category

First Place – Bubble Gum – Virtual Learning Academy

Second Place – A View from the Top/Rome Clock Tower – Anna K. Davie

Third Place – Wescelot Castle – West Central

Transportation Category

First Place – Scooter – East Central

Second Place – The Bug – East Central

Third Place – Harry Potter Knight Bus – West End

From the middle/high school level, the winners are:

First Place – Treaty of Paris – Rome High

Second Place – The Locomotive – Rome Middle

Third Place – Foosball Table – Rome Middle

Special Awards

Best in Show – Treaty of Paris – Rome High

Executive Director’s Choice –

Human Claw Machine – Elm Street Elementary

NBMM – Main Elementary

Congratulations to all the winners!

Wooten said that prizes will include a $100 gift card to the first place winners on the elementary level, which will be presented to the teachers since they guided the elementary school creations.

On the middle and high school level, first place will receive $100 cash. Second and third place winners will receive $50 and then $25. Best in Show and ED’s Choice will each win $100 and then the school from which the first place winning creations come will receive a plaque.

Sponsors for this year’s event included International paper, the Floyd County Recycling Center, and CareSource. CIS expressed gratitude for all who supported and participated in the 2022 Cardboard Challenge.

About the Cardboard Challenge

The Cardboard Challenge is a fun, creativity-stimulating, competitive event that is designed for area elementary, middle, and high school students. Materials used have to be 100% recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic bottles or cans. The Challenge melds together the STEAM concepts (science, technology, education, art, and math) with innovation and teamwork!