The Misty Melons, a group of Grade 7 Annunciation popsicle stick bridge builders, brought home first place for their age group from a recent competition open to elementary and high school students across the province.
The contest hosted by the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia encouraged students to use the official bridge-building kits, which consisted of 100 standard-sized popsicle sticks and one bottle of glue. Altering the sticks, such as cutting, grinding or sanding, was not permitted.
Bridges had to weigh less than 150 grams, with the winning construction being the strongest with the highest load-to-weight ratio and using the least material.
The Misty Melons made up of Jacob Daniele, Abhinoor Gill and Rhett Mack, built a structure that held a faction less than 48 kilograms (105.818 lb).
A Grade 6 group from the school called Ice Pop, with members Kasha Rowse, Lucy Phuong and Claire Guzman took second place in their age category with their bridge holding 41.27 (91 lb)
In the aesthetics category, the group Out of this World, comprised of grade 8 students Sawyer Hennessy-Whyte, Molly Johnson, and Coral Fitzsimmons, held on to first place with their space-inspired bridge.
K-J Millar | Editor and Multimedia Journalist
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