Our solution to the F.H. Collins schmozzle

Citizens of the Yukon, it’s time to help your government during its hour of need. As you’re aware, the territory needs new designs to rebuild F.H. Collins High School – and fast.

Citizens of the Yukon, it’s time to help your government during its hour of need.

As you’re aware, the territory needs new designs to rebuild F.H. Collins High School – and fast.

First it turned out that the original plans – apparently, to build the school out of gold and diamonds – were too pricey. Now the Yukon government has another scheme. But it just won’t do either.

It intends to build a new school using a “campus” design, in which one big building is surrounded by a bunch of smaller ones. This makes a lot of sense – if you live in California.

There, satellite buildings are connected by open walkways, or “breezeways.” But this sounds a tad chilly in the Yukon winter.

So here we are, five months away from the school’s original completion date, and we’re back to the drawing board.

As a newspaper dedicated to the betterment of our community, we’re pleased to announce our solution: a drawing contest.

Now our government prefers “out of the box” designs, so let’s see some creativity. Should the new school be a castle, complete with drawbridge and moat? An Ewok village in the trees? A moon base? You decide.

We’ll print some of the best entries on Wednesday, March 27. Simple line drawings reproduce best on the newspaper page. Think black Sharpie marker, rather than pencil.

Please use a letter-sized sheet of paper. Scanned images should be 200 dots per inch, six inches deep and eight inches wide.

Submissions should include your name, hometown and contact information.

The winner, to be picked by an esteemed panel of judges, will receive a well-used copy of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.

Deadline is Monday, March 25.

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