Brendan Mah of Team Pressure Testers II stands next to his pospicle stick creation.

Prince Rupert students excel in bridge building contest

There were no bridges too far at the popsicle stick bridge competition held at Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School on May 3.

There were no bridges too far at the popsicle stick bridge competition held at Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School on May 3.

There were many teams from many schools, but Prince Rupert-based teams proved their worth. The Grade 4 and 5 category went to Rupert’s Pineridge Elementary. Two teams each withstood a 132 lbs pressure to their bridges, one to Team Stickin’ It, with Jessica and Grant Slocombe, and Team Pressure Testers II, with Brandon Mah.

Category two, grades six and seven, went to Prince Rupert Middle School. Team Iron Workers, including Brendan Eshorn, won overall in the whole event as well with a bridge withstanding 350 lbs of force.

The most innovative award went to Prince Rupert Middle School’s Dream Island Crossing team, including Andy Chugh. Andy’s class will receive $200 for the distinction.

Each category winner’s school received $450, while the overall winner gets $500.