Students' building blocks help fill food pantries (PHOTOS)

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Stacy Burlison's high school physics class at Baker School pose with their "Cat in the Hat"-inspired "canstruction" project in the school's media center. Front row, from left, are Kayleigh Patterson, Logan Roberts, Nichole Ostrander, Ira Slyusar, Sophia Chaitha, Chasen Holt and Stefan Sanguyo. Back row: Alanté Coleman, Ian Stoutenburgh, Hayden Griffin, T.J. Miller, Mason Lowery, Cameron Gordon, Richard Stroheker, Galen Perkins, Kim Kimmons, Travis Adams, Juston Reichert and Alexa Farris.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM.

BAKER — Volunteers at three churches can divide 1,700 canned food items they wouldn't have gotten without Baker School students' efforts.

Kindergartners through 12th-graders have collected that many non-perishable items for needy residents. The donations will stay in the community, benefiting the Shady Grove Assembly of God Church soup kitchen and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Holt's food pantries.

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Students learned more than philanthropy through the project, which soon offered an art lesson. Middle and high school students stacked and grouped the cans to create what they called "canstruction" projects.

They formed the shapes of an oversized soda and a minion from the "Despicable Me" films, among others. Stacy Burlison's high school physics class created a Dr. Seuss-themed "Cat in the Hat" piece.

The school gave cupcakes and doughnuts to Ashley Hall's third-grade class and ROTC students, respectively, who collected the most cans in their respective categories.

A group of middle-school Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics students won a pizza party after voting best overall by the school. 

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