L.I. vs. SJA Rivalry Revisited


white room challegeST. JOHNSBURY - For the second year in a row, Lyndon Institute and St. Johnsbury Academy squared off in the Annual White Room Challenge. 




The challenge, which was held at Mayo’s Furniture, was a competition between each school to see who could create the most appealing and eye catching rooms.  


“Every year I think it’s going to be close. They both have plusses in each room,” said Marjorie Weber, owner of Refined Designs, An Interior Decorating Design and one of two judges of the challenge.  “Each room is beautifully done and they took a lot of care and time, but there has to be a winner.” 


The event kicked off Friday when both teams spent their days painting.  On Saturday, the decorating portion was complete and the final votes were counted, with Lyndon Institute outlasting the Academy.


"It just kind of ties it all together,"said LI sophomore Ellen Tierney.  "All the hard work that went into this; it just kind of puts you at ease."

The Vikings were awarded a $500 scholarship, while the runners up were given a $250 scholarship. Each room will be on display at Mayo's Furniture in St. Johnsbury until February 17th.