High Schools Compete in L&C’s 9th Annual Trebuchet Contest

Article by: Paige Allen,

GODFREY – Will Hein, a student from Edwardsville High School, hurls a ball with a trebuchet built by his team, The Quan. 

His was one of more than 30 teams that competed in Lewis and Clark Community College’s Ninth Annual Trebuchet contest Friday, April 1. Jersey Community High School won first place in the contest.

The teams competed with trebuchets they designed and built using their knowledge of physical science. Instead of rocks, they hurled rubber balls. Teams were judged on a report, which documents their efforts and results as well as the design and history of trebuchets, CAD drawings and their performance in competition. 

Photo by Audrey Parsell, Lewis and Clark Community College photography intern. Look for more photos from the event on the college’s Flickr site