Earlier today, the students, teachers, and administrators at Madison Junior School worked together to try and break the Guinness World Record for a team of any size, cutting 6-sided snowflakes in one hour.
Students were required to start with their hands on the table, and when Principal, Dave Coster, made the announcement, the cutting began. Snowflakes had to be 6-sided, 6-pointed, with a minimum of 6 cutouts in addition to the diagonal cut to start. Students were trained before the event began in the instructions provided by Guinness.
Several students and teachers were patrolling the halls providing additional paper to the classrooms of snowflake cutters and other groups stopped by classrooms to pick up the finished snowflakes and drop them down in the collection center in the Main Office.
Principal, David Coster, with Anna Hatziemanuel, the Math teacher who spearheaded the event, and Lori Lubieski-Hutmaker, Assistant Principal, stand among the finished snowflakes, taking a moment to enjoy the excitement and overwhelming results of the well-planned event.
The independent and witnessed snowflake counters will be coming into the Junior School over the next couple of days to verify whether the world record was broken. However, if you had stopped by the Madison Junior School, between 9:35 and 10:35 am today, you would have witnessed a well-orchestrated snowflake cutting event. Many people worked together as a school-wide team, with activity in every classroom, the hallways, and the office. Whether or not the world record was broken, the day was a genuine success for Madison Junior School!