Don't Break Your Egg!
Female teacher and student facing each other with eggs in hand

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned egg bashing competition to kickoff Easter!

Paragon has an annual tradition the week before Easter. Dozens of eggs are hard-boiled, decorated, and prepped for the egg bashing competition.

A similar tradition dates back all the way to the 14th century in Zagreb relating to an Easter festival. Paragon has been hosting this competition for years, and everyone loves it.

Staff and students pick a random egg, pair off, and face each other. With their eggs in hand, they patiently wait for the whistle to blow. Once they hear the whistle, each pair hits their eggs together. Only one egg will crack, while the other stays intact. Anyone whose egg cracks gets sent to the “Boo Hoo Crew”. This process continues until there are only two left.

This year’s final two were Ms. Mullens and elementary student, Will. The whistle blew, they hit each other’s egg, and Ms. Mullens was this year’s winner!

Students and staff standing in field, facing each other before the competition begins
Group of students and staff holding up their eggs in the air
Teacher Ms Steger holding up her egg waiting for the competition to begin
Male high school student holding egg and smiling
Group of students standing in the Boo Hoo Crew section after their eggs broke in the competition
Ms Mullens celebrating after winning egg bashing competition