Creativity awarded in Oberlin gingerbread contest

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Emerson Rosen-Jones shows off his award-winning gingerbread lighthouse.


Winners have been announced in the annual gingerbread house exhibit that was on display from Dec. 15 to Jan. 11 at the Oberlin Public Library:

• Most Creative Use of Candy — Mark Smith, 12th grade, House of Abstract Thought.

• Best Traditional Gingerbread House — Terrian Bates and Terrel Williams, 11th grade, Peppermint Castle.

• Most Original — Emerson Rosen-Jones, 10th grade, Leaning Lighthouse.

• My Favorite — Mar’Khila Hollaway, 10th grade, and Deilani Macarthy, 12th grade, Palm Springs Paradise.

• One I Would Most Like to Eat — James Davis, 11th grade, Blue and White House.

Library patrons voted on entries in each category and the Oberlin Business Partnership provided prizes for the students.

The gingerbread houses are now being enjoyed by reiednts of Welcome Nursing Home.

The projects were made possible by the board of the Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund.

Students in foods and nutrition classes made their creations as part of a pastry and baking unit with teacher Rich Moreck. Every student designed, planned, baked, and decorated a beautiful gingerbread house with a partner or as an individual experience.