44 pumpkins entered in JVS design contest


By Valerie Urbanik - vurbanik@civitasmedia.com



A group of students from the cosemtology program look at the competition entries.


A student walks by the 44 pumpkins on display before casting her vote.


A class made its pumpkin into a hamburger and another created a minon.


The Cookie Monster has a mouth full of chocolate chip cookies.


A firefighting dog stands tall among the pumpkins.


Each program used materials from its classroom to create the best pumpkin.


One pumpkin was completely dismanteled and had tools sticking out of it.


Forty-four classes competed Friday in the Lorain County JVS pumpkin design contest.

Students Corrin Clark, Erica Pickett, Zach Caldwell, and Will Alexander came up with the idea for the contest after wanting to host multiple Halloween events at the vocational school to raise money for Special Olympics in conjunction with Business Professionals of America.

Clark said the idea to design pumpkins came after the group thought about how not everyone gets to carve or design a pumpkin at home — so why not do it at school?

“It was fun for everyone,” Pickett said.

Each program and grade level received a pumpkin if they were interested in competing.

There was only one rule: “They were told to use supplies from their program,” said JVS web and graphic design instructor Tina Krosse, who helped the students launch the design contest.

The 44 pumpkins ranged from characters from the movie Monsters, Inc. to the cookie monster, a nurse, a hamburger, a cat, a dog, and even a pineapple.

“I think they came out great,” Caldwell said looking at the pumpkins.

Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.

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A group of students from the cosemtology program look at the competition entries.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/10/web1_IMG_4274.jpgA group of students from the cosemtology program look at the competition entries.

A student walks by the 44 pumpkins on display before casting her vote.
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A class made its pumpkin into a hamburger and another created a minon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/10/web1_IMG_4283.jpgA class made its pumpkin into a hamburger and another created a minon.

The Cookie Monster has a mouth full of chocolate chip cookies.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/10/web1_IMG_4285.jpgThe Cookie Monster has a mouth full of chocolate chip cookies.

A firefighting dog stands tall among the pumpkins.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/10/web1_IMG_4295.jpgA firefighting dog stands tall among the pumpkins.

Each program used materials from its classroom to create the best pumpkin.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/10/web1_IMG_4286.jpgEach program used materials from its classroom to create the best pumpkin.

One pumpkin was completely dismanteled and had tools sticking out of it.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/10/web1_IMG_4284.jpgOne pumpkin was completely dismanteled and had tools sticking out of it.

By Valerie Urbanik

vurbanik@civitasmedia.com