Virtual LEGO competition winners announced

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Students from 11 different schools earned the top spots in Westerville City School District’s 15th Annual LEGO Competition, which remained virtual this year. The competition is open to elementary and middle school students from Westerville City Schools and St. Paul School. Competitors can build anything they want, as long as they design it themselves; No pre-packaged LEGO sets are permitted to be built.

Westerville North Academic Boosters (WNAB) sponsors the event, with proceeds benefiting the organization. Charles Schwab - Westerville Branch, Shirck Orthodontics and Meijer sponsored this year’s event. WNAB raised enough money to fund nearly three $500 scholarships for graduating Westerville North students. WNAB partnered with the Ohio LEGO User Group (OhioLUG) to provide a virtual event that enabled students to build their design and receive free online feedback from members of the OhioLUG midway through the event.

The grade-level winners are listed below, with First Place corresponding to the selection by OhioLUG and Second Place corresponding to the People's Choice selection by the students (note that there was a tie in 5th grade, so there are two Second Place awards).   Winners marked with an asterisk were winners in 2020, too!

Winners for this year’s LEGO contest are:


  • 1st Place: Nathan Arner - The Garden (Mark Twain) 

  • 2nd Place: Carl Smith - The Home of Science (Longfellow) 

First Grade 

  • 1st Place: Avni Frank - House with Rooftop Pool (Fouse) 

  • 2nd Place: Gavin Dwyer - The Pirate Secret Hideout (Mark Twain) 

Second Grade 

  • 1st Place: Caleb Arner - Alien Conservatory (Mark Twain) 

  • 2nd Place: Emma Ghitescu - Lucky Pikachu (Hanby) 

Third Grade 

  • 1st Place: Kiera Zwierschke - Hotel Amusement Park (Hanby)

  • 2nd Place: Eli Nichols - Football Field Under Construction (Annehurst) 

Fourth Grade 

  • 1st Place: Nyla Sheets - Alien Invasion (Emerson) 

  • 2nd Place: Chase Ward - Cruise Ship (Fouse) 

Fifth Grade 

  • 1st Place: Marlo Righetti - Amber Family's House (Hawthorne) 

  • 2nd Place (tied): Connor Martin - The Secret of Eiffel Tower (Alcott) 

  • 2nd Place (tied): Evangeline Lamm - The Drive-In Fiesta (Pointview) 

Middle School 

  • 1st Place: Jeremy Klapp - Ruin Discovery (St. Paul) 

  • 2nd Place: Kevin Morris - Four Climates House (Genoa) 

Jareth Greene Award/OhioLUG Judge's Choice 

  • Drew Hallahan - Rain Forest and Rock (Whittier)