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Pumpkin' Chunkin'

Event Cancelled

Pumpkin Chunkin' 2016

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel this year's Pumpkin Chunkin' event. 

We hope to hold this competition again in 2017. If you are interested in competing in Pumpkin Chunkin' in 2017, please contact our front desk (410-313-0400). We will be contacting interested participants with information as we make plans for Pumpkin Chunkin' 2017. 



Results & Photos from Previous Events

2015

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Congratulations to the 2015 Pumpkin Chunkin' Competitors!

2015 Results

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Results

Accuracy - Awarded to the teams whose device hit the target closest to the center (out of 100 points)

1st Place - Oakland Mills High School (20/100)
2nd Place tie - Centennial High School (7/100) and Mt. Hebron (7/100)

Precision - Awarded to the teams whose device produced the most consistent results (out of 100 points)

1st Place - Oakland Mills High School (69/100)
2nd Place - Mt. Hebron (62/100)
3rd Place - Reservoir (59/100)

Documentation - Awarded to the teams who best documented the process - including design and testing phases - used to complete their launch mechanism (out of 100 points)

1st Place - Reservoir High School (94/100)
2nd Place - Gelnelg High School (73/100)
3rd Place tie - Centennial High School (70/100) and Oakland Mills High School (70/100)

Design - A ranked award for the teams whose designs best met design criteria and constraints including cost, ease of transport, durability, creativity and aesthetics

1st Place - Oakland Mills High School (77/100)
2nd Place - Centennial High School (63/100)
3rd Place - Mt. Hebron High School (57/100)

The above awards were determined based on scoring rubrics. Each teams scores for the four awards were totaled and averaged and the overall winners are listed below.

1st Place - Oakland Mills High School (59/100)
2nd Place - Glenelg High School (49/100)
3rd Place - Reservoir High School (47/100)

Supporters

This event would not have been possible without the help of local businesses and organizations. The Home Depot in Columbia provided in-kind donations to help each team complete its design. The Office Depot in Elkridge and the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks provided school supplies and prizes for student and teacher gift bags. The First Presbyterian Church of Howard County donated left-over pumpkins from their pumpkin patch. And Blair Dubilier and Associates provided equipment and staff to help run live-feed video of the competition into the auditorium to ensure spectators that needed seating for the duration of the competition could enjoy the show. Thanks to all of these groups for their support!



Photos

Click on the photo below to see photos from the 2015 competition!

Pumpkin Chunkin' 2015

2014

2014 Photos

2014 Video

2014 Results



2014 Photos


Click on the photo below to view the album of photos from the event. 2014 Pumpkin Chunkin at Robinson Nature Center


2014 Video





2014 Results

Accuracy - Awarded to the team whose device most accurately hit the target

1st Place - Oakland Mills High School 
2nd Place - Centennial High School 
3rd Place - Wilde Lake High School, Team B

Precision - Awarded to the team whose device produced consistent results

1st Place - Oakland Mills High School 
2nd Place - Centennial High School 
3rd Place - Mt. Hebron

Teamwork - Awarded to the team who - throughout the design process - exhibited collaborative and problem-solving skills

1st Place - Oakland Mills High School 
2nd Place - Wilde Lake High School, Teams B & C (tie) 
3rd Place - Mt. Hebron

Documentation - Awarded to the team who best documented the learning process used to produce their final design

1st Place - Centennial High School 
2nd Place - Oakland Mills High School

Ingenuity and Quick-Thinking - An additional award given to the team whose catapult design needed extreme modification during the course of the competition

Wilde Lake High School, Team A