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Plymouth High School Competes at Purdue University ASCE Bridge Bust Competition

February 28, 2017
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BridgeBust_1On Friday, February 24th, eleven students from Plymouth High School had the honor to attend the Purdue University ASCE Bridge Bust Competition in West Lafayette. The objective of the competition is to build a balsa wood bridge that can carry the largest capacity possible, using as few materials as possible. Awards are based on design as well as loading capacity.

BridgeBust_2In total there were 103 bridges in the competition represented by high school students from around the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BridgeBust_3Lori McClellan, the PHS Bridge Bust club sponsor received the final results on how PHS did Tuesday from Purdue University. The results are:

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation: Jessica Drury (12) 4th place and Patrick Houser (12) 14th place

Aesthetics: There was a tie, Patrick Houser 4th along with Meghan Ankney (9) and Sydney Cochran (9).

Structural Efficiency: Patrick Houser (12) 19th, Dallas Fry (9) and Josh Caudill (11) 23rd, Meghan Ankney (9) and Sydney Cochran (9) came in 34th

Group photo caption:  Front (L-R): Dallas Fry, Jessica Drury, Olyvia Clark, Kayla Laffoon, Meghan Ankney, Sydney Cochran, Lauren DeMont, and Tristan Sims.  Back (L-R): Trevor Pletcher, Josh Caudill, and Patrick Houser.

BridgeBust_4Congratulations to all of our Bridge Bust members

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