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Sierra Burg, a seventh-grader at Wessington Springs, adjusts the hook on the back of her team's catapult during the final round of water balloon tossing during The Fling in Platte. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

Photo Gallery: The Fling in Platte

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The Fling is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition for students from Wessington Springs, Armour and Platte-Geddes. The students formed teams to build trebuchets and catapults, both of which were used to fling water balloons, and performed a scene from a Shakespeare play. The first year of The Fling brought 350 to 375 students to the South Park of Platte on Wednesday morning, according to Joel Bailey, superintendent of Platte-Geddes School. 

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