So exactly how did Fill The Dome come to be?
In June 2007, student counsel leaders from each of the Fargo-Moorhead area High Schools got together and formed the Metro Student Counsel Ambassadors. As a group, they wanted to do something big, something to highlight their senior year of high school.A couple of phone calls, lots of donations and few espressos later, Fill The Dome was born. The goal? Fill the entire floor of the Fargodome (80,000 sq. ft) with food for local food pantries.
|Fill The Dome members, past and present, gather at a summer retreat on Lake Cormorant to celebrate their success|
In August 2011, a group of students once again got together, and decided that Fill The Dome needed to happen again. But instead of focusing on just raising the food, they wanted to focus on why they're rasing the food.
With the addition of a few more advisors, the group set out to raise half a million meals. By do a "meal" goal, the group felt the impact of their work could be better seen.
The result? 80 tons of food and $80,000, which translates into 443,093 meals... it was under their goal, but still a LOT of food for the Great Plains Food Bank.
Fill The Dome 2011 School Winners
High School: Oak Grove Lutheran School (Runner Up: West Fargo High School)
Middle School: Carl Ben Eielson Middle School (Runnder up: Ben Franklin Middle School)
Elementary School: Robert Asp Elementary (Runner Up: St. Joseph's Catholic School)