2010 5th Grade Model House Contest

photo by Loren Golden
Build A Houseā€¦ Build A Dream contest winner Brooke Ulmanis and her winning design.

Brooke Ulmanis, a 5th grader at Garnet Valley Elementary School in Garnet Valley, PA, has won first place in Delaware Valley Habitat for Humanity’s 9th annual Build A House… Build A Dream contest. More than 700 5th graders from six counties participated in the competition. Brooke will receive $250 for her achievement. Judging took place Sat., April 16 at Drexel University.

For their entries, the 5th graders worked individually or in a team to create a model house that fits on a base no larger than 2-by-3 ft. using common materials such as sponges, sugar cubes or soda cans. They also wrote descriptions of 100 words or fewer.

Other winners in the contest with their hometowns and schools include:

  • Second place ($150): Kieran Shields, Drexel Hill, PA, Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Third place ($100): Jeffery Li and Daniel Kim, Malvern, PA, Sugartown Elementary School
  • Honorable mention: Joselyn Angeles, Northeast Philadelphia, J. Hampton Moore; James Butler, Willingboro, NJ and Logan Suarez Parmer, Cherry Hill, NJ, Christ The King Regional School; Betsey Carroll, Cheltenham, PA, and Colleen Kolson, Jenkintown, PA, Immaculate Conception; Kaitlin DiGiovanni and Ali Cucinotta, Drexel Hill, PA, Aronimink Elementary School; Gracein Hoyle, Wallingford, PA, Nether Providence Elementary School; Jae Kim, Thornton, PA, Garnet Valley Elementary School
  • Go Green” Award presented by the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeffery Li and Daniel Kim


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