Washington Lands Elementary School - 116 School Road - Moundsville, WV 26041 - (304)-843-4400

Pumpkin Drop Held at WLES

Pumpkin Drop Coordinator Tena Stricklin and a group of students help WLES Principal Mike Berner place the protective pumpkin creations on the lift to be dropped.

Students in the third, fourth and fifth grades at Washington Lands Elementary competed in the school’s 4th annual Pumpkin Drop yesterday afternoon.

The idea behind this yearly event is for students to gain knowledge and acquire skills in both math and science while trying to figure out a way to protect their pumpkin’s landing from a 25 foot drop.

Participants were required to build containers within established guidelines such as no altering of pumpkin by freezing or adding chemicals, no wood, metal, PVC pipe or glass and the protective structure could weigh no more than 30 pounds.  Groups consisting of no more than five students worked on their projects during breakfast time and recess.

This hands-on STEM project is hosted each year by the Marshall County Schools Gifted and Enrichment Program.

Overall winners per grade were awarded in the categories of “Most Stable”, “Most Creative” and “Most Environmentally Friendly.”

WARNING: Several pumpkins were harmed during this competition.

 

2017 Pumpkin Drop Winners:

3RD GRADE

Most Stable

  • Undercover #1
    • Kaylin Namlik, Allie Wallace, Ava Magnone, Elliana Robinson
  • Pumpkin Crashers
    • Colton Lorentz, Tommy Pulliam, William Davis Jr., Landen Snyder

Environmentally Friendly

  • Undercover #1
    • Kaylin Namlik, Allie Wallace, Ava Magnone, Elliana Robinson

Most Creative

  • Pumpkin Crashers
    • Colton Lorentz, Tommy Pulliam, William Davis Jr., Landen Snyder

 

4th GRADE

Most Stable

  • Candy Cuties
    • Cheyenne Conkle, Landyn Roberts, Bo Blake, Garrett Harmon, Dakoda Anderson
  • Jack-o-Box
    • Tyler Crow, Camden Terry, John Robbins
  • Turtle Shells
    • Chase Dent, Braidyn Curfman, Sawyer Suhodolski, Brody Hill
  • Savage Squad
    • Michael Weltz, Cooper Berlin, Waylon Anderson
  • Luigi Knights
    • Camden Hoyt, Landyn Roberts, Bo Blake, Garrett Harmon, Dakoda Anderson
  • “13”
    • Gracie Whitlatch
    • Mya Blake
    • Zada Rush
  • Wicked Witches
    • Elizabeth McDonald, Karleigh Stricklin, Montana Rader, Gracie Harmon
  • The The’s
    • Tucker Muldrew, Zeke Young, Kyle Williams, Elliot Rybski, Hayden Hughes

Environmentally Friendly

  • High-Fivers
    • Gabe Keener
    • Kyle Miller
    • Kenny Whitlatch

Most Creative

  • Turtle Shells
    • Chase Dent, Braidyn Curfman, Sawyer Suhodolski, Brody Hill

 

5TH GRADE

Most Stable

  • Pumpkin Spice
    • Rylan Robinson, Maddie Thomas
  • Sassy Pumpkins
    • Regan Miller, Laken Ott, Maitlyn Miller, Aubrey Richmond, Aryanna Villastrigo
  • Duh Homies
    • Jayden Fincham, Klypsan Wallace, Ethan Yoho, Wesley Hughes, Levi Glover

Environmentally Friendly

  • Duh Homies
    • Jayden Fincham, Klypsan Wallace, Ethan Yoho, Wesley Hughes, Levi Glover

Most Creative

  • Duh Homies
    • Jayden Fincham, Klypsan Wallace, Ethan Yoho, Wesley Hughes, Levi Glover