A local art teacher won an iPad Air 2 Plus and a $500 Visa gift card for her entry into Manischewitz’s #MANIMACS contest.
Glyndon resident Debra Rogers, who teaches art at Cromwell Valley Elementary School in Towson, made a sheep using chocolate almond macaroons, marshmallows and icing.
“I thought my sheep was pretty darn cute,” she said. “His little eyes were looking at the camera.”
She plans to use the iPad in her classroom to take pictures of her students’ art, which she uploads to a platform that allows parents to purchase their kids’ creations.
For the contest, Manischewitz encouraged people to post their creations on social media using the contest hashtag #MANIMACSENTRY.
“Getting crafty and coming up with unexpected characters made from consumers’ favorite Manischewitz Macaroons was really fun for us to see,” Nora Sordillo, senior associate brand manager for the Manischewitz Company, said in a statement. “We are really proud of the winner and looking forward to next year.”
Rogers said she made a sheep for several reasons. Her daughter, who is now grown and just had a baby, loved the “Lamb Chop” show growing up and still loves sheep as an adult. Rogers just made a cake for her baby shower that had a sheep on top of a tower. She had also taught her students about the Chinese New Year and 2015 being the Year of the Sheep.
Parents and teachers from her school helped make her sheep a finalist, and then it was selected by Manischewitz judges as one of the winners.
Rogers kept her sheep refrigerated because she didn’t have the heart to destroy it … at least until after the contest.
“He was really yummy,” she said. “It was a really tasty little finale.”
While Rogers in not Jewish, her Jewish friends told her that they get sick of macaroons by the end of Passover, around the same time Rogers has trouble buying them in supermarkets.
“I think they should sell them year-round,” she said, “because not everybody gets sick of them.”