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ETHS Announces Winners in Geometry Bridge Building Contest

February 2, 2023  3:30pm CT


ETHS bridge building contest winners.
The top finishers at the ETHS Bridge Building and Breaking Contest: Tora Gylling (3rd Place), Kayla Strickland (1st Place), and Emilie Viola (2nd Place).


On January 27, the Evanston Township High School Math Department held its 43rd annual Bridge Building and Breaking Contest. This year’s winner is Kayla Strickland with a bridge that held 4.5 kilograms. Strickland is a student in Niraj Javia’s class.  


The ETHS bridge-building contest allows students to apply the math and science lessons from their classes to a hands-on project. Students design and construct small straw bridges that are weighed, tested and scored for efficiency.


Emilie Viola was second with a bridge that held 4.2 kilograms. Viola is a student in Taniya Tomy’s class. Third place went to Tora Gylling with a bridge that held 4.1 kilograms. Gylling is a student in Jacob Mill’s class. And there was a tie for fourth place. Libby Moreno and Micah Nelson both built a bridge that held 3.0 kilograms. Moreno is a student in Niraj Javia’s class, and Nelson is a student in Maryjoy Heineman and Matthew Kaiser’s class.