Archived Stories for Union County Public Schools
5th Grade Student Makes 42 Foot Rainbow Loom Bracelet!
Brooke Nadata, a fifth grade student in Ms. Peck's class, like most Poplin students this year, loves rainbow loom bracelets. In fact she loves them so much she decided to see how long of a bracelet she could make. So for six weeks Brooke worked on her bracelet and by the end of it had made a bracelet 42.6 feet long!
Her parents, Vic and Danielle Nadata said, “It was great to watch Brooke’s dedication. It took a lot of hard work, and a lot of time. We used to say she looked like an old granny sitting on the couch knitting. We couldn't believe how long it was getting. We used to measure it every so often by laying it on the floor to see how long it got!”
When asked what the hardest part of making the bracelet was, Brooke said, “To get the determination every day and not being able to play so I could finish it.” Brooke says she enjoys showing it off to people. This was Brooke’s first knitting project. Brooke’s other hobbies are dancing, singing, and sleeping. Brooke has a twin sister, Amber, who is also talented, and has singing in common with her sister.
Brooke said, “I just wanted to give myself a challenge and then I realized maybe I could break a world record.” Brooke’s parents wondered the same thing. “We are so proud of her accomplishment and determination to complete such a great task. We did submit it to The Guinness Book of World Records, but she did not break the record. There was a middle school that made one much longer. However, she is a winner in our eyes!”
Written by: Beth Medlin, Media Coordinator
Posted: May 20, 2014 by Beth Medlin