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Puzzle Question

Can you guess which historic figure this is?

Which famous person?

For the answer, watch the Pumpkin Contest 2019 slideshow on the right.

Pumpkin Contest

The Historic Figure Pumpkin Contest is held on Halloween or Just before Halloween, in the Library.

Students bring in a pumpkin that has been decorated or carved to represent a historical figure such as George Washington or Confucius.

They make a display card showing:

  • adjectives describing the person
  • the person's relatives
  • the person's home
  • the person's years of birth and death
  • the person's talents
  • the person's beliefs
  • what the person is remembered for
  • the person's name

The results every year are nothing short of Spook-tacular!

 Pumpkin Contest

Download 2021 contest instructions:

⬇ 6th grade  ⬇ 7th grade  ⬇ 8th grade

2021 Submission deadline:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

2021 Judging by 8th grade Student Body:
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Contest display: Library

Sample Display Card

Mistrusting, Unfaithful, Moody, Athletic
Son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
Resident of England
Who lived from June 28, 1491 to January 28, 1547
Whose talents included jousting, hunting, and marriage
Who believed himself to be the supreme leader of both church and state
Who is remembered for marrying 6 wives and fathered Queen Elizabeth I
King Henry the Eighth of England, France, and Ireland

See Also

Pumpkin Day (6th grade)

Art electives (all grades)

History Studies

Students choose historic figures from their periods of study:

  • 6th grade: Ancient History
  • 7th grade: Medieval History
  • 8th grade: American History

2019 Winners based on Study Body voting:

First place:

  • Madison Fukuoka for Genghis Khan

Second place:

  • Kayla Pincus for Mayan Lord Pakal 

Third place:

  • Ciel Choi for Leonardo da Vinci

Honorable Mention:

  • Quinn Casady for Marie Curie
  • Kaylee Nakagawa for Sacagawea and Baby Pomp
  • Zoe Espinoza for Albert Einstein

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