5th Grade Catapult Contest 2018

5th Grade Catapult Contest 2018
Posted on 05/17/2018
2018 5th Grade Catapult Contest
Benton Grade School 5th grade students in Mr. Cantrell's science class competed Friday in a catapult contest.  The students had to research and build catapults to launch ping pong balls.  The students competed against each other to try to launch the ball the furthest.  
1st place received a $50 Walmart gift card and 2nd place got a free pizza and cookie from Pizza Hut.  Mr. Cantrell has been doing the contest for 12 years.  
Requirements:  Catapult can't weigh more then 10 pounds, cannot be longer then 18 inches, use a recycled item, has to have a trigger.  

2018 5th Grade Catapult Contest
5th grade Catapult Finalists for 2018   
Back row:  Aerionna Hill, Jacy King, Mia Arpasi, Gemma Kinkade, Tiffin Kouzoukas, Camden Overturf, Christian Harrah 
Front Row:  AJ Craven, Kyle Thomas, Kash Cantrell, Megan Massey Dreyden Phillips, Elias Walker, Batista Carney, and Nora Sanders
Batista Carney and Elias Walker
Batista Carney and Elias Walker's catapult won 1st place with 55 feet 1 inch.  

Nora Sanders Catapult
Nora Sanders had a distance of 50 feet for 2nd place.
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