For the Hun Middle School, the annual gingerbread house competition is a fan favorite amongst students and faculty alike.
In a normal year, participants gather the Dining Hall and spend the evening bringing their gingerbread house visions to life with their team members; it’s a night filled with all the gingerbread house essentials: gumdrops, candy canes, M&M’s, icing, and more. Once students finish their holiday masterpiece, the houses are displayed throughout the Dining Hall for other Hun students to enjoy before departing for winter break.
This year, due to the School's health and safety protocols, the competition had a bit of makeover and even included a first-ever virtual twist. On-campus students picked up their kits on their assigned team day and fully virtual students were mailed a gingerbread house kit. Participants then used their imagination and home pantry items to build individual masterpieces.
When it came time for judging, on-campus students brought their houses to campus for display in the Buck building, while virtual students submitted pictures of their creations to be featured in a virtual art gallery.
While this year’s competition may have been different, students embraced the opportunity to create their work of art from home and have them live on forever in the virtual world.