Special to The Messenger
CROCKETT – Students from Crockett Jr. High School were honored for their distinguished work during the Texas Renaissance Festival’s 15th Annual Student Days.
Led by CJH’s Instructional Specialist, Teresa Monroe, students were challenged to choose from academic contests in Poetry, Costume, Essay, Trebuchet (a type of catapult), Art and Journalism to showcase their skills and creativity.
Students from all over Texas converged on the Festival Grounds Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 5 and 6 to step back in time with authentic recreations of a 16th century European village.
Academic Awards were presented to Ayriel Parker, for finishing third in the Poetry category while Roberto Hidalgo placed third in the Essay contest.
The Bulldog Blaster Trebuchet Team earned their second win in as many years this year bringing home the “Gold” First Place trophy.
The Bulldogs competed against 10 other schools, both junior and senior high schools, and earned an amazing 246 points, with their longest launch of 71’-2”.
The objective of the contest is designed to challenge students to use math, science, physics and problem solving skills. The students research, design, build and launch a 13 ounce projectile. The students must build the trebuchet themselves under the guidance of adults.
Congratulations to Joseph Tuggle, Alonzo Cervantes, Juan Perez, Truman Robison, Leonbert Pare and Brian Fiolek. A Special Thank you to Pastor Malcolm Monroe for his guidance and mentoring during the building and execution of our trebuchet.