Earlier this month, around 60 eighth graders from Gahanna Middle School East, Middle School South and Middle School West attended "Career Cafes" held at their schools. A Career Cafe is an opportunity for students in Gahanna schools to meet professionals from the community and learn about their careers. This time, students chose to learn more about careers in construction and architecture from employees of Corna Kokosing Construction and Triad Architects. The companies are currently working on the development of the new Lincoln Elementary school.
Students spent the first 10 minutes attempting to build a structure out of five marshmallows, 30 uncooked spaghetti noodles, tape and a paper bag. Students leaped at the chance to build something and took a variety of creative approaches, such as tearing the marshmallows into smaller pieces for additional corner support. The students said they learned to appreciate the challenge of completing a task with limited resources, the importance of communication and the power of a strong foundation.