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Stacking Up

North Springfield Elementary students attempt to break speed stacking record.

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North Springfield Elementary students spent their Thursday P.E. class speed stacking in an effort to break a world record.

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North Springfield Elementary students spent their Thursday P.E. class speed stacking in an effort to break a world record.

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North Springfield Elementary fifth-graders Sarah deMello and Tommy Campbell stack their cups as fast as they can during a Speed Stacking marathon at the school on Nov. 8.

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Kindergartner Damari Lipscomb tries speed stacking with his eyes closed.

Cup by cup, North Springfield Elementary School found its way into the “Guinness Book of World Records.”

On Thursday, Nov. 8, North Springfield students spent their physical education classes participating in the 2007 World Sport Stacking Stack Up event. According to P.E. teacher Suzanne Metz, 546 students speed-stacked cups in 30-minute blocks throughout the day. Their efforts, combined with similar efforts by schools and organizations from around the world, shattered the world record for the “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.” According to the World Sport Stacking Association Web site, a total of 115,011 people participated in the Nov. 8 event. This eclipsed the previous world record of 81,252.