FHS Red Cross Club Hosts Second Rubic’s Cube Competition To Raise Money

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The Franklin High School Red Cross Club on Jan. 9 hosted its second Rubic’s Cube competition.

About 125 competitors from around the region converged on Franklin High School Jan. 9 for the second Rubic’s Cube competition hosted by the school’s Red Cross Club.

The club uses the event as a fundraiser, and, according to club co-president Ashwin Pozath, has seen participation grow from the inaugural event held in late 2014.

“The World Cube Association liked how it went, and they called us and asked us if we’d like to do it again,” Pozath said.

Rubic’s Cubes are three-dimensional combination puzzles invented in 1974. They come in various sizes, and competitors attempt to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible, using one or both hands.

The competitors are given several attempts at solving the cube, and are ranked by averaging their speeds.

Pozath, a senior, said that interest in the event within the club has grown as the club has attracted more m

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Red Cross Club vice president, senior Justin Mallari, is a two-time national champion in Rubic’s Cube competitions.


Nihar Patel, also a senior and the club’s co-president, said this year’s event also featured an activity area for competitors and spectators.

At the end of the day, Pozath said, the top three finishers in each event are recognized with certificates and prizes.

The event was brought to the club by vice president Justin Mallari, a two-time national champion in one-handed Rubic’s Cube competitions.



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