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Bridge Busting Competition Results

On Friday, April 27th Fifth- Eighth Grade Students from Dimmick, Low Point Washburn, Waltham, Holy Family, LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby attended a Bridge Busting Competition at Dimmick School. All of the students were given balsa wood and wood glue weeks in advance and were instructed to build a bridge (staying within maximum dimension sizes) that would hold as much weight as possible, weigh as little as possible and be constructed with precision using glue as sparingly as possible. On the day of competition there were a total of 50 bridges that were put to the test. Bridges withheld weight ranging from 2-76 pounds. We would like to thank Rick Fast from Fast Pipe Lining, Inc. for funding this event and helping the day of the competition. We greatly appreciate your support in giving students such a wonderful learning experience. Winners include:

Group/Bridges Places:

1st Place                      Dimmick          J. Brady, C.Sines, R. Brady

2nd Place                     Oglesby            T. Martyn, O. Owen, B. Pillion

3rd Place                      Oglesby            F. Arkins, M. Washkowiak, A. Heess

4th Place                      Oglesby            G. Antle, J. Ramirez, Paola, Martinez

5th Place                      Waltham          M. Jered, T. Rolando, R. Funfsinn, B. Cain

6th Grade                     Waltham          J. Wallace, J. Ovanic, B. Cate

School Places:

1st Place Award           Dimmick Grade School

Runner-Up Award         Waltham School