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Nacogdoches elementary students break world record

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

More than 600 Nacogdoches ISD students were apart of breaking a Guinness World Record today. After practicing for weeks for break the record for the longest human electrical circuit, the Thomas J. Rusk Elementary students were successful on their first try.

Principal Malinda Lindsey gave a shout of excitement as her school successfully formed the longest human electrical circuit.

"Let's do it," Lindsey yelled. "Ya'll hear it? Can y'all hear it? We did it!"

Lindsey said the event was very exciting and praised her inquisitive fourth graders, who were studying the human electrical circuit.

Fourth graders Dillion Williams and Levi Stovall interlocked fingers with Lindsey as electricity flowed through each student's hands to light this energy ball.

"It was really exciting because you get to learn stuff about energy," Williams said. "It was really exciting."

On what it was like to be a part of breaking a world record at TJR, Stovall said, "Um, very fun, exciting, and everybody … we get to learn stuff about the cycles."

The TJR fourth graders have been learning about electrical cycles and circuits in science class since December, and finally on Thursday, students were able to run a practice test that was successful after the first try, which made them more optimistic for Friday's record-breaking experience.

"We were just amazed yesterday when it worked," Mike Armand, a fourth grade science teacher at TJR, said. "We really thought with that many people it wouldn't work, and we'd have to pull some people off."

However, all 669 students were able to break the 2010 record held by 392 students at a Wisconsin middle school. More than a dozen witnesses from the community were present to report the new record to Guinness in England. The students can now start their spring break as record holders.

Over the next few weeks, Guinness World Records will be reviewing video and official forms from eyewitnesses about the electrical circuit that was formed today.

"We woke up ordinary, and we're going home famous," Za`marree Doggett, a fourth grader at TJR, said.

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