The Catapults of Clarke County

If you’re lucky enough to be in Jerry Ayres eighth grade science class at Johnson Williams Middle School – then you’re lucky enough!

Mr. Ayers’s class has spent several weeks designing catapults. (How cool is that?!)

Clarke County Catapults - Photo Edward Leonard

Goal? See who’s design pitches a water-balloon the farthest. Design restrictions? Keep the device dimensions less than one meter.

Competition will be held today (weather-permitting) on the JWMS football field.

Hopefully JWMS school principal Evan Robb has alerted Federal Aviation Administration officials to divert air traffic away from Berryville today to avoid possible safety issues associated with airborne water balloons…

Clarke County Catapults - Photo Edward Leonard

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