PARKERSBURG - Students, faculty and parents Friday got an early taste of Easter at the Franklin Elementary Center.
The school held its second annual Egg-stra Special Festival, featuring an array of egg-related events.
Kelly Beckett, a teacher at Franklin, handled the egg-drop contest. Students were challenged to create containers in which eggs could withstand a drop from a 12-foot ladder.
Photo by Jody Murphy
Kylie Cogar, 9, Lanasia Currie, 9, and Taylor Harris, 9, successfully designed containers that protected their eggs when dropped from a 12-foot ladder Friday.
Beckett said grades three, four and five were allowed to construct their cartons out of 15 straws, 10 Popsicle sticks and 39 inches of tape. Kindergarten, first- and second-grade students were allowed to use shoeboxes to construct cartons.
Prizes were awarded for best design and for those containers containing eggs that didn't break on impact. Beckett dropped about 25 eggs among the third-grade students, only two containers kept the eggs intact. Kylie Cogar, Lanasia Currie and Taylor Harris were among the third-graders who made containers that protected their eggs.
The Egg-stra Special Festival is an egg-centered event that included crafts, an egg roll and an Easter egg hunt. Students also had their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.
Teachers were assisted by the seniors from Parkersburg Catholic High School.
"It's the Easter Bunny gone wild," Beckett said.