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ABC40 Honor Roll – Hands on Learning

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Last week students at West Springfield High School held their 10th annual “Punkin Chumkin” contest. Twenty-three teams made up of Physics Students participated in the event.

Students broke into teams and created two dozen wooden machines which were lined up in the schools parking lot. The teams followed strict budget guidelines to construct either a catapult, rotary machine or sling shot. Teams earned points for design, distance traveled and school spirit. It was an example of hands on learning at its best.