MONTGOMERY - More than fifteen hundred students from 35 schools and 11 counties have registered to attend the 14th Annual Capital City Pumpkin Drop, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, including Sherman High, Sherman Junior High and Sherman Elementary schools.
Bridgemont Community and Technical College, along with lead sponsors NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage and Bayer CropScience, will provide a fun-filled day for students in elementary, middle and high schools across West Virginia. The object of the competition is to design a container to protect a pumpkin using math and science skills. Then, the container with the pumpkin inside is dropped from a designated height.
Pumpkins will be judged by a team of faculty and staff from Bridgemont based on whether they stay intact and how close they land to the target. Prizes will be awarded to the top schools in each of the high school, middle school, and elementary school categories. New awards such as “Most Creative Design” and “Most Sustainable Design” also will be awarded.