Family and Consumer Science Winners!

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The excellent sewing and design skills of Woodland Middle School seventh-grade students Briana Deakoum and Mina Papadadtonakis resulted in the eco-conscious duo’s election as Grand Prize winners in the middle school “It’s Not Easy Being Green” division of the Long Island Family and Consumer Sciences Challenge 2018. 

The East Meadow family and consumer sciences students created a multiuse bag made out of a sweatshirt, and decorated with an LOL expression with lights. The students received a $100 prize to share. 

The purpose of the challenge is to engage students from Suffolk and Nassau counties in real-life situations. There were six areas of the competition: Sew to Serve, Masters of Invention, Trashy Fashion, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Snack Attack, Let Them Eat Cake and Teacher Checklist Form. In applying for the competition, Briana and Mina had to pitch their creation in writing and follow up with concise directions for making the multiuse bag.   

Teacher Sue Carlsen congratulated the students on their innovative design. “It is great to see students like Briana and Mina taking the initiative to compete in the challenge, use the skills learned in family and consumer sciences class, and be creative.”