Spring ISD guests and employees marvel at the details, creativity and time put into the entries during the 21st Annual Gingerbread House Competition.
HOUSTON – Dec. 12, 2016 – For more than two decades, Spring ISD Child Nutrition employees have been creating elaborate gingerbread houses to the delight of the students on their campuses. This year was no exception as 38 entries – one from every campus in the district – were carefully prepared by each cafeteria team and delivered to the Child Nutrition Center for judging in the 21st Annual Spring ISD Child Nutrition Gingerbread House Competition.
“All the entries were very elaborate, well-crafted and eye-catching,” said Shelly Copeland, child nutrition director. “Contestants and guests alike enjoyed the opportunity to see each other’s work.”
The only requirements are that the entries must be 85 percent edible and fit in an area the size of a bun pan that measures 18 by 26 inches. After the judging, cafeteria managers have their own campus promotions or contests for selecting one of their students to take his or her school’s entry home for the holidays.
The judges selected winning gingerbread houses in several categories. Winners in this year’s contest are: Smith Elementary, small elementary school category; Jenkins Elementary, medium elementary school category; Beneke Elementary, large elementary school category; Bammel Elementary, extra-large elementary school category; Claughton Middle School, middle school category; and Spring High School, high school category. The coveted People’s Choice Award went to Beneke Elementary School.
Photo album: 2016 Spring ISD Child Nutrition Gingerbread House Competition