TICONDEROGA - Students from Ticonderoga Middle School and St. Mary's School in the inaugural Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest recently.
The contest, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga, featured students working in teams to construct a bridge from popsicle sticks. Students were given one hour to construct their bridges followed by judging and adding weights until the bridges collapsed.
One of the main objectives was to stimulate interest among students in engineering as a career and to teach students to work effectively in teams, explained Graham Bailey, president of the Kiwanis.
Jim Marshall, technology teacher in Ticonderoga Middle School, and Bailey organized the event and were assisted by Paul Jebb, Ti High School science teacher, Joyce Cooper and Steve Boyce, Kiwanis members, Maurine Streeter, Ti Middle School art teacher, Kathy Marshall and Jim O'Toole, an artist from Hague.
First place went to the all-girls team from Ti Middle School and St. Mary's, Lucy LaPeter, Maura, Jebb and Rebecca White.
The team of Cody Henthom and Jordan Millington took second place.