Graves County Engineering students sweep E-Day at MSU: “That would do great in a Hallmark”


On Thursday, March 2, 2023, GCHS Engineering students joined teacher Bobby Potts on a trip to MSU’s E-Day to compete with 420 students from 14 schools in the state.

“I was amazed by all of our student’s performances this year,” said Mr. Potts, and rightfully so.

Students swept the CO2 car design with Nora Wiggins, Morgan Futrell, and Gracie Klumper winning 1st place with their Duck Car, Albany Oneil, Kylie Grantham, and Carter Holt finishing 2nd with a squeaky chicken car, and Patrick Roberts, Mason Russell, and Elijah Tillman finishing 3rd.

In Engineering Design, Luis Romero and Chevy Adams placed 2nd with their PVC pipe roller coaster.

Charles Johnson and Lukin Rodgers placed 2nd in Senior Design with their “Wrapping Shark.” They scored a compliment from a judge saying “That would do great in a Hallmark!” Most wrapping paper cutting devices only come in one size and are rarely adjustable, much less fashionable. They invented a checkered, adjustable wrapping paper tool with a shark fin blade that makes it easier to cut all sizes of wrapping paper.

“Our favorite part was having the pride and knowledge that our product works and bringing home the win for Graves,” the team said.

“We highly recommend you get involved,” they added, “because you can go to events at MSU that each student gets to personally decide to be a part of with every event being specific to their interests.”