Each year first year students at both campuses participate in the annual Water Balloon Launcher Challenge.
Students work in groups outside of school to build all sorts of water-balloon-hurling contraptions in hopes of seizing their one opportunity to land a water balloon on the head of their teacher.
Prior to the competition, students spend a day collecting data and calibrating their launchers. From this data students create calibration graphs and mathematical models of the behavior of their device. This year, Middletown’s calibration day fell on the region’s rainiest day in weeks.
Despite this bit of bad luck, Middletown students came prepared for a sopping wet day outside. Not only did everyone bring rain coats, extra socks, and umbrellas, but they also brought AMAZING attitudes.
The teachers were truly impressed with the efforts of students in the torrential downpour.