In addition to raising school spirit through the class competitions and colorful parade, Meredith’s annual Cornhuskin’ tradition also raises money for good causes. This year’s competitions raised more than $1,200.
The aluminum cans used for the Can Art competition are recycled, and the winning class gets to donate the funds to the cause of its choice. This year, Can Art raised $526.06, a significant increase from the 2009 total of $284.40. The Class of 2011 was the winner of Can Art this year.
The beneficiary of these funds is Embrace Uganda, an organization that is raising money to build a well for clean drinking water in a town in Uganda.
Penny Barrels, another class competition that is held as part of Cornhuskin’, raised $750 this year. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) sponsors the Penny Barrel competition, and is dividing these funds between the Meredith Autism Program and the Andrew Billat Fund for the Meredith Autism Program.
To view a photo gallery of images from Can Art and the Cornhuskin’ parade, click here.
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