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Ticonderoga students win bridge competition

Kiwanis sponsor event

Team Big Buck of Ti Middle School was the most efficient middle school bridge, carrying a record load of 170 pounds at the annual Ticonderoga Kiwanis bridge building contest. Trevor Parent constructed the span.

Team Big Buck of Ti Middle School was the most efficient middle school bridge, carrying a record load of 170 pounds at the annual Ticonderoga Kiwanis bridge building contest. Trevor Parent constructed the span. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Winning the high school efficiency award was Team # 2, composed of Jay Hebert and Anthony DuShane.

Team #5, Martin Glazer and Skyler Gilbert, was second and Team #1, Elliott Ahern and Brandon Charboneau, was third.

High school aesthetic awards went to Team #1, Elliott Ahern and Brandon Charboneau, in first place; Team # 5, Andrea Russell and Katherine Towne, in second place; and Team #2, Jay Herbert and Anthony DuShane, third.

“Several members of this contest are planning to compete in the Capital District Engineers Week Celebration in February at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road,” Bailey said. “It will be a great opportunity to test their design skills and model bridges against some very tough competition from other students in the Capital Region.”

Kiwanis members volunteering at the competition included John Bartlett, Jack Bast, Joyce Cooper, Steve Boyce, Ken Engler, Lois Gunning, Ross and Nancy Kelley, and Bailey.

Coaches working with the students for the past several months included Paul Jebb for the high school, Jim Marshall for the middle school and John Reale for St. Mary’s School.

Judges for the event were Jim O’Toole, Joyce Cooper and Anthony DeFranco.

Reale Construction, DeFranco Landscaping and the Ticonderoga Teachers Association also helped sponsor the event.

“Participation in the event has grown over the years and the Kiwanis is always looking for companies or individuals who would be interested in helping sponsor the event,” Bailey said. “Parents of the students are also invited to attend the bridge competition at the Capital District Engineers Week.”

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