Pumpkin Catapult

West Sound Tech students (left to right) Matthew McMoore, 18, Ryan Rodman, 17, Lucas Dorman, 16 and Elysa Romans, 17, gather pumpkins to load into their catapult during Saturday’s Pumpkin Catapult Competition at Hunter Farms in Union. Roger McCausland’s shop class at Shelton High School and Eric Erickson’s shop class at West Sound Tech. used their knowledge of framing, skillsaws and math to build large trebuchets to launch their pumpkins for a crown of onlookers. West Sound Tech’s trebuchets brought them to victory and their class took home the $1,500 prize money donated by Hunter Farms. (MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN)

West Sound Tech students (left to right) Matthew McMoore, 18, Ryan Rodman, 17, Lucas Dorman, 16 and Elysa Romans, 17, gather pumpkins to load into their catapult during Saturday’s Pumpkin Catapult Competition at Hunter Farms in Union. Roger McCausland’s shop class at Shelton High School and Eric Erickson’s shop class at West Sound Tech. used their knowledge of framing, skillsaws and math to build large trebuchets to launch their pumpkins for a crown of onlookers. West Sound Tech’s trebuchets brought them to victory and their class took home the $1,500 prize money donated by Hunter Farms. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN