Teen's Egg Catapult Earns $60,000 Scholarship

A high school senior in North Andover, Mass., launched an egg at a frying pan 48 feet away and missed — but he won a $60,000 scholarship anyway.

James Vayanos, 17, won the contest sponsored by the civil engineering department of a local college with a catapult that took him weeks to build. His egg didn't get into the pan, but it hit the side — the closest of any of the more than 20 participants, according to the Eagle Tribune newspaper.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.