At Nickerson School

Celebrating 15 years of 'eggs-cellence'

By Tanya Mitchell | Apr 24, 2014
Photo by: Tanya Mitchell From left, fourth graders Reagan Seekins and Kendra Wood showcase their egg drop projects as their schoolmates, Dodge Armstrong and Domanic Skillings, do a little clowning around in the background.

Swanville — Staff, students and parents at Kermit Nickerson School gathered on the playground Friday afternoon, April 18 to see how many student-made, egg-containing contraptions could survive a long fall.

In preparation for the 15th annual event, students work with their families to design creative containers that they hope will prevent a raw egg from breaking when dropped from the cherry picker of a Central Maine Power truck.

Members of the school community spent the better part of an hour watching and cheering as CMP employee Butch Norman dropped each of the student creations — which included everything from stuffed animals to parachutes — from high over the playground.

Second grader Cameron Smith used a small plastic bucket, which carried an Easter theme. The youth said the traditional marshmallow Easter candy known as Peeps was one component of the padding he used inside the bucket to keep his egg safe.

"And cotton candy," he added.

Butch Norman of Central Maine Power prepares to drop another round of egg-toting creations. (Photo by: Tanya Mitchell)
Anthony Ward reacts as one of the egg drop contraptions hits the ground. (Photo by: Tanya Mitchell)
Third graders wait for another egg project to be dropped. (Photo by: Tanya Mitchell)
Fifth grader Cordell Larrabee tucked his egg inside a decoy of a wild turkey. (Photo by: Tanya Mitchell)
Hayden Brewer has got the whole world in his hands. (Photo by: Tanya Mitchell)
Katrina Bunker applauds another egg well-dropped. (Photo by: Tanya Mitchell)
Third grader Brianna Bunker named her project "The Flying Chipmunk." (Photo by: Tanya Mitchell)
Second grader Cameron Smith said he used Peeps and cotton candy to cushion the fall for his egg. (Photo by: Tanya Mitchell)
Comments (1)
Posted by: William Kulbe | May 03, 2014 08:29

This article put a real smile on my face- thank you Tanya Mitchell for fabulous photos.  Kids experiencing first hand that learning can be fun- wonderful!

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