KLS's 5th Annual Rubik's Cube Competition
Last week, master Rubik's cube solvers from all of our Independence Levels reunited for one night in the ultimate race against time: the Annual Rubik’s Cube Competition.
The aim of the night is to discover which of our students can solve a Rubik’s cube in the shortest amount of time. A KLS tradition for the past four years, the competition is open to all students from any skill level, starting from complete beginners to expert Rubik's Cube solvers. The race is divided into multiple rounds delineated by skill level, with the first round allowing students five minutes to solve the cube and the last round limited to one minute.
Students, teachers, and parents excitedly filled the seats in our Upper School space on Thursday night for our 4th annual competition, organized by our Extended Day staff and Family Association volunteers. The competition kicked off with a beginners' round for students who can solve the cube in 5 to 8 minutes. Any students who solved the cube in less than 5 minutes were moved up to the intermediate round, which was limited to 5 minutes. This is where the elimination rounds began: only the students who solved the cube within the time limit moved up to the expert rounds, which had limits of 3, 2, and 1 minute. A bonus round only for parents wrapped up the competition part of the event.
The competition attendees were treated to a special surprise every year. Last year, one of the world’s fasted single-handed Rubik’s Cube solvers, Weston Mizumoto, visited our school to show off his speedcubing skills — he solved a cube real-time in 7 seconds! This year, our special guest was a Rubik’s cube solving robot designed by our very own Level 3 student and his dad! Although the robot wasn’t as fast as some of our students, we were still in awe of the robot’s solving skills.