Student starts new speed cubing club
A Conant student is working to build a new speed cubing club, with the first meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 in room 221 after school. Members will learn the ins and outs of speed cubing, which is being able to solve puzzles, mainly a Rubik’s Cube, as fast as possible. They will become introduced to the worldwide community of speed cubing and will compete against each other in the club.
Margaret Jakopac, ’18, started the club because she wanted to get more people involved in speed cubing. She said, “I was inspired to start a club because I knew that quite a few people knew how to solve a Rubik’s Cube.”
“I also did it because I have a lot of fun at competitions and competing with my friends, and I wanted to take that part of it and incorporate it into a club,” Jakopac added.
Jakopac got her start in speed cubing in 2013 at a summer camp she attended. “One of the kids there was solving a cube. I was amazed at how fast he could do it,” she explained.
She then went home and tried it herself. Since then, she has been to two U.S. National Speed Cubing competitions held every year at the end of July.
Jakopac said, “You have to qualify for each event that you want to compete in.”
Besides starting the club, her future plans are to attend the U.S. National competition this July in Indiana.
Jakopac’s current fastest time in solving the Rubik’s cube is 6.27 seconds. Watch her perform below:
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