April 17, 2013
Brandon Charboneau of Ticonderoga High School entered a balsa wood bridge in a model bridge contest hosted by the capital district engineers for the 33rd celebration of National Engineers Week recently at the Albany Mariott. Ten schools participated and Charboneau’s bridge withstood 169 pounds, making it the fifth strongest bridge out of 79 bridges in the contest. The capital district engineers awarded Ticonderoga High School $200, which was presented to Brandon by Graham Bailey of the Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club underwrites the balsa wood competition locally for the middle school and high school students. Bailey and Tony DeFranco of DeFranco Landscaping provide engineering guidance for the Ti balsa wood contestants.