My Town: Amherst Students Attempt to Break World Record

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AMHERST, Ohio – Nearly 750 students at Amherst Junior High School will attempt to break a Guinness World Record on Monday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the school located at 548 Milan Avenue. They want to break Cedar Point’s record for having the most people bouncing beach balls at once.

The current record is 401 people bouncing balls for 10 seconds.  The Amherst students will attempt to have 742 students bouncing balls for 15 seconds.

“I don’t know anybody who is in the Guinness Book or World Records.  To give our kids an opportunity is awesome, and it will be a memory they’ll have forever.” said principal Ryan Coleman.

The students will try at least three times to break the record on May 21st.  A rain date has been set for May 29.

“It costs $10,000 to have an official record judge attend, and that is cash the school system does not have.  So we will have to work hard to provide video, photos, and witness information to verify the record is set,” said Coleman.

Olde Town Pizza in Amherst donated the beach balls.