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Ti students place in bridge competition

TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga High School students took honors at the Capital District celebration of National Engineers Week in Albany, where high school students from around the Capital District competed in the annual bridge building contest.

Students from Ticonderoga High School, led by science teacher Paul Jebb and Kiwanis member Graham Bailey, took third place in the most attractive bridge category.

The Ti students were Emily Namer, Megan Schuyer, Will Lavorie and Corey King. There were 43 bridges vying for cash prizes in the categories of aesthetics, strength and efficiency.

The team of Megan Schuyer, Will Lavorie and Corey King will divide the third place award for the most attractive bridge. Their balsa wood bridge also scored near the top for strength and efficiency carrying 167 pounds before finally failing. This team also designed and built the winning high school bridge in the December local competition at the Ti Middle School.

Participation in this contest was the final stage in the Kiwanis-sponsored bridge building program that began in October. The contest was judged by leading bridge engineers from the area who provided commentary on each bridge design and where each bridge failed.

Expenses for this Albany competition were funded by Peter Reale of Reale Construction.

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