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Paper Roller Coaster Design Challenge is completed in teams of no more than 4 students working together to create a roller coaster out of paper templates for a marble to roll through. The teams must do all construction of the roller coaster during the 3-hour time frame provided during the competition. Certificate awards are given for the tallest, most creative, greatest teamwork, and longest run time. A trophy and medals are awarded to the team with the highest point value based on a variety of factors such as time, reliability, roller coaster elements, construction quality, and excitement factors

Dates for the 2021-22 School Year

Clear Lake Central Rivers AEA

Middle School Date: November 15, 2021

High School Date: November 8, 2021

Paper Roller Coaster Final Results and Records
For information including rules, regulations and schedules, check out this document.
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2021 Winners

Middle School

1st – Clarksville, Team A
2nd- Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta
3rd- GHV, Team B

Teamwork Award: Gladbrook-Reinbeck
Tallest Coaster: Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta
Longest Run Time: Clarksville, Team A
People’s Choice: Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta
Variety of Elements: Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta

High School

1st – Waverly-Shell Rock
2nd-  Dike-New Hartford
3rd- Union, Team B

Teamwork Award: Cedar Falls
Tallest Coaster: Dike-New Hartford
Longest Run Time: Waverly-Shell Rock
People’s Choice: Cedar Falls
Variety of Elements: Dike-Ner Hartford

2019 Winners

Middle School

1st – Dike-New Hartford Team A
2nd- Clarksville
3rd- Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta

Check out the images from the 2019 Middle School Competition!

Overall 1st, Longest run time, Tallest, People's Choice, Greatest variety of Elements

1st Dike-New Hartford Team A, Longest run time, Tallest, People’s Choice, Greatest variety of Elements

High School

1st – Waverly-Shell Rock
2nd-  Union
3rd- Forest City Team B
Teamwork Award – RRMR
Tallest Coaster -RRMR
Longest Run Time -Waverly-Shell Rock
People’s Choice -Waverly-Shell Rock
Variety of Elements -Garner Hayfield Ventura

Winner Peoples Choice, 1st place overall

Waverly Shellrock- 1st Place Overall, Longest Run Time, People’s Choice

Check out the images from the 2019 High School Competition!

2018 Winners

Middle School

1st Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta | 6-8 | Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
2nd Clarksville Middle School
3rd John Adams Middle School Mason City

Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta 1st Place Middle School Division

Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta 1st Place

Check out all the images from the 2018 HS and MS Paper Roller Coaster Competition

High School

1st Union High School
2nd Waverly-Shell Rock High School
3rd Aplington-Parkersburg High School

Union Overall 1st

Union Overall 1st

2017 Winners

Middle School

1st Clarksville
2nd Aplington- Parkersburg
3rd West Hancock Team A

Paper Rollercoasters in the news! 

Clarksville Middle School Students earned 1st place

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High School

1st Waverly-Shell Rock High School
2nd Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Team B
3rd Aplington-Parkersburg High School

Paper Rollercoasters in the News!

Waverly-Shellrock High School Students who earned 1st Place

Waverly-Shell Rock High School