EGG DROP 2009
Dozens land sunny side up
The 2009 Hemingford Elementary Kindergarten Egg Drop was a success again this year, with students in Mrs. Folkerts class and Ms. Morrison's class designing a variety of padded and not-so padded crafts to be dropped from the front of the 1926 Elementary building.
Marv Spath, head of Maintenance, and Ron Foster, Elementary Principal, once again hauled the varied packages upwards on ladders, and dropped them one by one to cheering crowds made up of elementary students, their parents, grandparents, and other guests.
Most eggs arrived safely, with just a few casualties. Generally the crowd was able to guess the individual outcomes by the sound of the craft landing on pavement 30 feet south of take-off, but there were some notable egg-ceptions; a Kohl's bag parachute used an assist from a bicycle's handlebars to keep it's occupant from scrambling itself, while another that resembled a heavy package of Bagels straight from Raben's made a very solid landing amid gasps from the audience, yet survived intact.
Thanks to Mrs. Folkerts, Ms. Morrison, Mr. Spath, Mr. Foster, all those that were able to attend, and of course to the many future scientists in this year's Hemingford Kindergarten classes.