OUR TOWN: Pathways fifth graders compete in soapbox derby

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  • | 6:36 p.m. April 25, 2014
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48 fifth grade students at Pathways Elementary School created cars for a soap box derby race. 

Pathways Elementary School fifth graders have a need for speed.

48 students competed in the Pathways Derby April 24 in the school’s annual competition. Each team of two students made, decorate and named their own cars. They then competed to see which car could drift the fastest down a ramp and could be pushed fastest around a track.

Matthew Bossett and Jacob Bates took first place for both the drift and push competitions. For the drift competition, Rachel Vigo and Trinity Self won second and Trevor Presswood and Jordan Colubiale took third. In the push competition, Emily Stout and Miranda Morehouse took second and Zachary Rice and Varun Hoslote took third.

“The derby would not have been possible without the hard work of Ms. Megan Pellicer for organizing the entire event,” Fifth Grade Teacher Patti Spencer said, “Mr. Ronca for his dedication and support of this event every year, the fifth grade parents for building the ramp and supporting their children’s efforts, the Pathways Student Government for funding the new ramp, our fifth grade students, and the entire Pathways family.”


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