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Food 2013 Prize

Special Edition the Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013


Mona Shores High School • 1121 Seminole Road • Norton Shores, Michigan 49441

Winner, Winner, Portioned Dinner

Senior Maddie Wilson won first place in Food Prize with her creation, “Portion Control.” This piece is made of wood, steel, and clay, and took 36 hours to complete. (Sam Morse)

Senior takes first in inaugural art contest By Sam Morse Staff Writer

Bigger isn’t always better. Senior Maddie Wilson’s first-place entry into Food Prize 2013 proved that. Her piece exemplified craftsmanship because of its minuscule details. “I decided to use sculpey clay and create in

miniature… to show that nothing is lost in a smaller serving,” Wilson said. Her inspiration was closely related to the fact that her piece was so detailed. She said she contemplated issues such as world hunger, childhood obesity, and the super-size epidemic. “(These) all developed into the culminating thought of American food excess,” Wilson said. That’s what caught the judges’ attention. The

Pasta pictures earn senior second place

Duo places third with a song By Abby Bryson Profiles Editor

By Abby Keessen Feature Editor Senior Rachel Resterhouse took 22 pounds of pasta, two and half weeks, three people, and her camera to create a piece, “Pasta Nation,” that was worthy to place second in Food Prize. “Honestly, (I decided to make this) just because it was an art contest, and I don’t submit any of my stuff anywhere, so why not?” said Resterhouse, whose final project included a series of photographs in which pasta was incorporated. Throughout her photos, three different subjects are featured. In one photograph, senior Olivia Fox is photographed blow drying her hair, which was replaced with pasta. Senior Allison Lukens is pictured laying in a pool full of pasta, and 2-yearold Roman, the son of Kate McGettigan, is pictured playing with and covered in pasta. Resterhouse picked her subjects by posting a Facebook status about wanting someone to pose in pool of spaghetti and then choosing people who commented.

sophisticated topic stepped outside of the box when approaching the theme of “the eating experience.” Wilson’s “Portion Control” also had symbolism with the structural design. “It is important to remember that so often in like a closer look adds new perspective. The ‘wow’ comes from taking a closer look at the detailed uniqueness of the individual components,” Wilson said.

Senior Rachel Resterhouse was runnerup in Food Prize with her photo collage, “Pasta Nation.” (Sam Morse) “(I chose to do) photography because that’s the one thing I know how to do that’s artistic,” Resterhouse said. The pictures are framed and connected by wood pieces covered in macaroni pasta. “I didn’t really have (an inspiration). (Sophomore Abby Keessen and I) just talked about spaghetti, and I was like, spaghetti, and I winged it,” Resterhouse said.

chosen by Hirvo, who agreed with the Placing third message of the in Food Prize song (please go 2013, junior to page 4 to read Kate Huizinga the lyrics). and senior Lexi “It was just a Hirvo performed song I knew and a song from the thought it would ‘80s, originally be fun to sing,” by Mandy Hirvo said. “The Patinkin in the song talks about musical 70, how society Girls, 70. needs everything “Lexi and immediately Junior Kate Huizinga and Senior Lexi Hirvo I sang a duet and pokes fun at took third place in Food Prize. The two sang a called ‘Coffee that.” duet called, “Coffe in a Cardboard cup.” (Sam in a Cardboard For both of Morse) Cup,’” Huizinga the girls, the said. “We wanted to do a song because song was more than an entry into Food everyone did a visual piece, and they said Prize. we could do music. So we did.” Huizinga said the underlying The unique entry was perfected by the significance of the song is that society two girls who are also in Singers together. cannot slow down enough to enjoy life; “Lexi picked out the song, and I wanted people even need their morning coffee to a free snack,” Huizinga said. “So, we go. submitted our song. It took about an hour “People can’t even take time to enjoy to learn, and then, we recorded it.” a cup of coffee,” Huizinga said. “It was a A CD featuring the song was in the cool meaning because it promoted slowing cafeteria for art fans to listen to. It was down like it used to be.”

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“I like fish scales and their fins. My favorite type of fish is a large-mouth bass. I made this plate because I like fish. It was fun to make the plate. It was something different to do in class.”

tristian Brown, junior Name of Artwork

A Rose “I think roses are beautiful. I made it for my mom because I love my mom. I would like to do this again so I could make another creative plate.”

As part of Food Prize 2013, special education teacher Lisa Caruso h 12 plates that the above students created. Front row: freshman Lin Balogh, sophomore Ryan Bosse. Back Row: freshman Jordan Frye, Cashbaugh, junior Demonta Campbell, junior Tristian Brown. Not pi

Brandon Wymer, Freshman

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Emo Skull


“I made the skull for my friends. My friends on Facebook inspired the idea. I would like to do it again so I can add more detail to my design.”

“I enjoyed making it because it is my best friend. It is my best friend because I made her. I don’t know if I would do it again, but it was fun.”

Ricole Busman, senior

Jordan Frye, Freshman

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Love Catcher

Railroad Crossing Sign

“I enjoyed making it because it was something interesting to do in class. I Would like to do it again because it was fun to make any shape I wanted.”

“I like trains. I enjoyed making the plate because I’ll have something train-related for my bedroom after Food Prize. I would like to do it again because it was fun working with all the different beans.”

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DeMonta campbell, junior Name of Artwork

Clock “I enjoyed making. I chose this design because it made me think about food because it was made out of beans. I don’t think that I would do it again because it took a lot of work.”

Annie Cashbaugh, freshman Name of Artwork

had students in her class create plates by using beans. Here are the ndsay McCarthy, junior Kali Bosse, senior Caleb Balogh, junior Noah , freshman Brandon Wymer, senior Ricole Busman, freshman Annie ictured: sophomore Carolina Villarreal. (Sam Morse)

“I enjoyed maing it because it was creative and lots of fun. I chose this design because of my first name and because my friends encouraged me. I would do it again because I like being creative, and I had a great time doing it.”

Carolina Villarreal, soph.

Caleb balogh, senior

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“I enjoyed making it because it was not that hard. I did this design because it was the only one that I could think of at the time. I wouldn’t want to do it again because because it takes a lot of time.”

“I enjoyed making this. I chose this design because when it rains, you can see them, I think they are cool. I probably would do it again because I thought it was fun.”

Kali Bosse, junior

Noah balogh, junior

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Anchor “I enjoyed making it because it made me think of the school and the football team. I was inspired by our school symbol. Making it was so fun. I’d like to do it again.”

Sun “I enjoyed making this because it was fun, and I like sunny weather, and I like to do art. I would do it again because I thought it was fun.”

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“I drew a fruit Mehdi, which is like fruit-shaped henna. I used ink and white paper, and it took me about six hours to make. I like art, and it was an opportunity to do what I enjoy. It is a way to express myself without words,” senior Carly Switzer said. The complex lines and patterns are what makes her piece truly unique, portraying her sense of detail-orientation.

You are what you eat... literally

This piece, created by junior Crystal Payton, actually incorporated food to create its unique matter. She used Cheerios, pasta, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and other small food items. “I wanted to represent the quote ‘You are what you eat’ literally. I always hear this quote on TV,” she said.

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POP! Goes Food Prize

Freshman Eden Pena said she decided to use graphic design in creating her piece. “I decided to design graphically just because it pops more, it’s more out there, more colorful, happier, and has aesthetic. I decided to contrast the colors a lot so they’d pop,” she said. Pena, a fervent designer, said she enjoys making all of her pieces happy looking.

The food’s got the munchies

Junior April Butler used ink and paper to create with simplicity, yet this message is influential in its frank quality. The phrase “You are what you eat” is taken to a new level with the food eating the humans. “I’m kind of morbid,” she said.

Lyrics for third-place song

The trouble with the world today, it seems to me, Is coffee in a cardboard cup. The trouble with the affluent society Is coffee in a cardboard cup. No one’s ever casual and nonchalant, No one waits a minute in a restaurant, No one wants a waitress passing pleasantries Like “How’re you, Miss?” “How’re you, Sir?” “May I take your order please?” The trouble with the world today is plain to see, Is everything is hurry up. It’s rush it through, and don’t be slow, And BLT on rye to go, With coffee (I think she said) Coffee (I know she said) Coffee in a cardboard cup.

The trouble with the helter-skelter life we lead Is coffee in a cardboard cup. The trouble, the psychologists have all agreed, Is coffee in a cardboard cup. Tell me, what could possibly be drearier Than seafood from the Belnord cafeteria? Seems to me a gentleman would much prefer “Afternoon!” “How’ve you been?” “Would you like the special, sir?” The trouble with the world today is plain to see, Is everything is hurry up. There’s ready-wear, and instant tea, And minute rice, and my oh me, There’s coffee (I think she said) Coffee (I know she said) Coffee in a cardboard cup.

The trouble with the world today, beyond a doubt, Is coffee in a cardboard cup. The trouble is the way we like to take things out, Like coffee in a cardboard cup. No one knows the meaning of utopia Is dining at the corner cornucopia, Seems to me we wouldn’t be such nervous wrecks With “Hello, there!” “Be right back!” “Would you care for separate checks?” The trouble with the world today is plain to see, Is everything is hurry up. It’s all become looney tunes With sugar packs and plastic spoons And coffee (I think she said) Coffee (I know she said) Coffee (I’m sure she said) Coffee (She must have said) Coffee in a cardboard cup.

Special Food Prize edition created by Sam Morse, staff writer; Isaac Cathey, staff writer; Andrew Kromminga, editorial editor; Abby Keessen, features editor; and Abby Bryson, profiles editor

Food Prize November 2013  

This is a special edition to The Sailors' Log, the student publication at Mona Shores High School. This year, the cafeteria offered an art c...