Riverside team competes in Creative Food Drive
On Oct. 19, a team of Riverside High School Engineers competed, for the first time, in the 3rd Annual Creative Food Drive held at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. The team included JC Castillo, Gillian Wensell, Corey Hillman, Ben Bartnik, John Kish, Miles Burroughs, Victor Chi, Hannah Glisson and Harry Schrickx. The student team primarily consisted of freshmen engineering students supervised by a contingent of upper classmen.
The students gathered after school on Wednesdays in September and October to plan and design their 6-foot-by-6-foot-by-6-foot structure. The students completed test builds of their structure and prepared to compete against professional engineering, architectural and design firms at the Creative Food Drive. The students, in conjunction with the National Technical Honor Society, collected the needed non-perishable food items to build their structure. The team donated more than 740 nonperishable food items through their participation in the event, most of which were used in the actual construction of their "Oceanside" display. All the food collected helps support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC.
The students built “Oceanside” complete with an ocean and beach, water tower, an office building, parking structure, vehicles and palm trees. The team brought home the Most Creative Design award to Riverside High School.