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.