Each team is comprised of four students from the same high school in northern Illinois with one team advisor (parent or teacher). Line drawings of each team’s sculpture are submitted at time of application, and block assignments are done by lottery.

Block A: Hononegah Community High School – “Chilled to the Bone”
Advisor: Jennifer Multhauf
Members: Sydney Bruckner, Audrey Homy, Alyssa Nicosia, Victoria Sweeney

Block B: Christian Life High School – “Transformation”
Advisor: Bruce McDonald
Members: Joshua Eco, Victoria Fox, Angelica Hill, Caleb Keffer

Block C: Belvidere North – “Frost Bite”
Advisor: Edith Obenchain
Members: Jesse Harris, Kelsey Heimer, Alicia Porter, Justin Sepeda

Block D: Marengo Community High School – “Ice Flow”
Advisor: Robert Pomykala
Members: Catherine Brant, McKenzie Caldwell, Alivia Hanson, Stephanie Ramirez

Block E: Keith Country Day School – “Bearly Warm”
Advisor: Lori Walsh
Members: Bryn Lipton, Jeremy Martinez, Robert Raleigh, Reilley Wehrstein

Block F: Guilford High School – “Can I Borrow Your Suitcase? I Only Have a Little Trunk”
Advisor: Bo Hammarberg
Members: Natalie Adamany, Jessica Ahlgren, Shannon Hallstein, Nancy Villa

Block G: Roosevelt Alternative High School – “Arctic Roar”
Advisor: Kyle Wolfe
Members: Miklo Aldana, Berenice Galvan, Angel Hernandez, Casey Salzman

Block H: Cambridge Lakes Charter School – “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry”
Advisor: Erin Kerrigan
Members: Abigail Biggar, Alaina Hammond, Abigail Ramierez, Savannah Trona

Block I: Pecatonica High School – “Off the Rails”
Advisor: Jillian Torre
Members: Isabella Gasparini, Charity Voskuil, Bailey Penwell, Kelsey Swanson

Block J: Byron High School – “A Hot Encounter”
Advisor: Kathy Driscoll
Members: Brian Handeman, Erin Haus, Miles Lindholt, Kyia Welte

Block K: Belvidere High School – “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?”
Advisor: Laura Davis
Members: Willem Klein, Brittany Schloskey, Jessica Scholskey, Aneysia Schroeder

Block L: Rockford Lutheran High School – “Hibernation”
Advisor: Sarah Wolfe
Members: Nicole Busse, Alison Cunningham, Tanner Franks, Aaron Swanlund

Block M: East High School – “Iron Man”
Advisor: John DeRango
Members: Alan Guzman, Panida Phetsavahn, Caitlin Stevens, Bartosz Zoltek

Block N: Auburn High School – “Idols”
Advisor: Brock McWilliams
Members: Isiah Ferro, Alison Largent, Bani Pan, Megan Surface

Block O: Rockford Christian High School – “Squochee Kesos”
Advisor: Brad Walker
Members: Joshua Keske, Hannah Menge, Niko Opperman, Maddie Walker

2014 Winners

  • 1st Place: Rockford Christian (Block K) – “Hidden  Power”
  • 2nd Place: Byron High School (Block L) – “Mother Deerest”
  • 3rd Place: Belvidere North High School (Block D) – “Ice Gator”
  • Artists Choice: Rockford Christian (Block K) – “Hidden Power”
  • Linda K White: Byron High School (Block L) – “Mother Deerest”
  • Committee’s Choice: Marengo High School (Block F) – “The Embrace”
  • People’s Choice: Belvidere North High School (Block D) – “Ice Gator”