Students at a local high school had a special project recently, and St. Joseph Diner was the beneficiary.
Each homeroom class at St. Thomas More High School took part in a "canstruction" project, building things out of canned goods. The projects were judged, and after that they were dismantled and the canned goods were donated to the diner.
The school-wide service project is aimed at stocking the pantry at the diner; this year's theme was "STM Beats Hunger." All structures were based on music.
It's an annual project for the school. Last year, 20,000 cans of food were donated to St. Joseph's Diner and this year the school hopes to equal that amount this year.
The judges for the competition included folks from Lafayette Catholic Services, the Diner and STM alum and state Rep. Jean Paul Coussan.
Categories include: Best Overall, Most Creative, Best Use of Labels, Best Use of Space, Best Use of Special Effects, and Most Cans Collected.