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Holdrege Public Schools | September 15, 2019

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Mrs. Fuehrer’s Marshmallow Challenge

Betty Bricker

7th graders in Mrs. Fuehrer’s math class started the year with a challenge – The Marshmallow Challenge.  Given 20 pieces of raw spaghetti, a yard of tape, a yard of string and one large marshmallow, teams of three were to construct the tallest structure that would hold the marshmallow on the top.  They had 18 minutes to finish this feat.Winning groups were – Kianna Boulware, Jenna Samuelson, and Claire Hudson in one class and Pyper Wells, Ella Malm, and Ella McClymont in another.  They both tied with a structure measuring 20 and 1/2 inches tall.