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Egg Drop Challenge Hatches Multiple Winners
Posted 05/22/2017 06:47PM

Sunny Side Down! Video of one of the 2017 egg drops.

You might have been shell-shocked walking by the 74th Street Building just before noon on Thursday, May 18. Dozens of Upper School students and faculty members were gathered out front for one of the most anticipated spring traditions: eggs being dropped from a second floor window of the building!

The thought may scramble your mind at first, but Egg Drop Day is actually the culmination of a challenge issued to students by Upper School Physics teachers Ms. Natasha Hazell and Dr. Kate Hibbs. A win isn't so easy to poach in this challenge; participants must build a contraption using only tooth picks and regular school glue that will protect a raw egg as it's tossed from a two-story window.

The scene outside the 74th Street Building on May 18.

This year's egg drop champs were Alex Maiorana, Henry Kneirim and Konstantinos Mitsolides. The trio hatched a plan for a contraption that safely protected an egg from the two-story fall. Another project, entered by Dr. Hibbs, saw an egg safely survive a three-story fall!

Runners-up included Jackson Skove Menoher and Nalini Martin. Their egg survived, but with a crack. Jack Franco and Griffin Wolf constructed a 20-foot tape rope that allowed them to whisk their project toward the ground before dropping it.

This year's Egg Drop champs: Konstantinos Mitsolides, Henry Kneirim and Alex Maiorana.

Runners-up: Nalini Martin and Jackson Skove Menoher

Runners-up: Jack Franco and Griffin Wolf

Another Egg Drop Champ: Dr. Kate Hibbs

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