Big Walnut High School going for World Record
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Have you ever wanted to be part of something so big it reaches beyond the community you live in; something that results in a world record? If so, you could start training for the decathlon and, if you’re good enough, go to the Olympics.
But there’s an easier way to become involved in a world record setting event right here at home. This year for Eagle Day Big Walnut High School Student Council has decided to unite the school district in an attempt to break the World Record for the most people standing on one leg simultaneously.
“The record was last broken on March 2 in Denmark with 1,103 people,” said student council member and event organizer Erin Wetzel. “Our goal is to have 1,300 attendees at Big Walnut’s record attempt. We would like to break the record not only to make history, but also to show to our school that when we all work together anything is possible.”
Wetzel said that all participants in the record-breaking attempt must stand on one leg for two minutes all at the same time without touching anyone or anything.
“Anyone is invited to participate, including alumni and community members,” Wetzel said. “We are also looking for stewards not related to anyone in the attempt or associated with Big Walnut schools to help judge.”
Wetzel said anyone seeking additional information about the world record attempt or offers to serve as event stewards can email Big Walnut High School Student Council at < firstname.lastname@example.org >.
“And start practicing,” Wetzel added.