Elementary students compete in annual pumpkin drop in Clarksburg


On Thursday, St. Mary’s School students competed in the school’s 5th Annual Pumpkin Drop.

This year’s event featured 35 entries, and it was open to groups in fourth, fifth and sixth grades.  The pumpkin must survive a five-story fall from the top of the Clarksburg parking garage, come closest to a target on the ground and be opened in a certain time frame.

Winners from Thursday’s event will move on to a competition at West Virginia University.

“The lessons they’re learning, they are taking, like the scientific methods of things, and putting them to use to protect the pumpkin from the fall and the impact of hitting,” said St. Mary’s principal Nicole Folio.

Allia Shaver won first place, while Johnny Karakiozis took second place in the competition.  Both students will compete at WVU’s pumpkin drop on October 19.

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