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Solving the cube
Students at Piney Ridge Elementary School have been participating in a Rubik’s Cube Club. Pictured from left: front row - Bradley Brown, Stephen Scheurer, Mason Lee; seated in chairs - Landon Seidel and Kyle Brent; behind chairs - Jenna Callan, Kate Anderson, Aiden Luckenbaugh, Brayden Bartel, Nolan Mailhot; next row back - Noah Gardner, Maggie Grosh, Andrew Wilcox, Lukas Newman, Mehana Pekelo, Casen Ferment, Christopher Collins; back row - Adib Kahn, Ryan Willman, Will Callan and Amy Callan. (Submitted photo)

Students at Piney Ridge Elementary School have been participating in a Rubik's Cube Club started by Amy Callan, a third-grade teacher at Piney Ridge, and her son Will, an eighth-grade student in the Gifted and Talented program at Sykesville Middle School.

Will took his passion for the Rubik's Cube and started the club in February as a project for the Gifted and Talented program. Seventeen Piney Ridge students, in third through fifth grades, were invited to be part of the club.

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Students are taught different methods to be used in solving the cube, and once they are able to solve the cube they learn techniques to become faster and improve their time.

Will competes in Rubik's Cube competitions around the country sponsored by the World Cube Association. He is able to solve the cube in 13 seconds. The world record is 5 seconds, and the average record is 6.5 seconds.

A new club will start next year with a new group of students.

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