Capital City Pumpkin Drop | BridgeValley



Capital City Pumpkin Drop

The 20th Annual Capital City Pumpkin Drop hosted by BridgeValley and AEP at Appalachian Power Park will be on Thursday, October 18, 2018

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NEW THIS YEAR - Video Judges:

If you cannot be at the event this year but would still like to participate, you can sign up to be a Judge for Video Presentations. For more information and to sign up, use the link below: (BridgeValley Faculty, Staff, & Students Only)



Last year: 1150+ attendees, 39 schools represented from 10 counties, over 100 pumpkins dropped, and 72 faculty/staff/student volunteers from BridgeValley CTC

Corporate Sponsors:  Toyota Motor Manufacturing - WV, DOW, ZMM Architects and Engineers;  In-kind Sponsors:  AEP, Appalachian Power Park, Chick Fil A Southridge, and East Coast Tees.

Winning Teams from 2017:
Grand Slam pumpkin team = Greenbrier East High School

1st place High School - Greenbrier East High School

1st place Middle School - Logan Middle School
2nd place Middle School - Walton Elem/Middle School
3rd place Middle School - John Adams Middle School

1st place Elementary - New River Elementary
2nd place Elementary - Justice Elementary

Most Creative Design - Tug Valley High School
Most Team Spirit - Justice Elementary 

2017 Media links: 

Youtube Video of event

Gazette Mail article Oct. 20

Gazette Mail youtube video

WCHS TV report

BridgeValley Community & Technical College invites local schools to participate in the Annual CAPITAL CITY PUMPKIN DROP at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston WV each year. Students will follow engineering specifications to design the most accurate and safest way to drop a pumpkin from a designated height and hit a target on the ground.  Monetary awards will be presented to the winning teams. Grades 5-12 are invited. Three grade level categories will compete for the honor of being the Grand Slam Pumpkin!

The intent of this event is for a classroom or group of students to design a container to protect a pumpkin, according to the design specifications given.


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