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Evanston Township H.S. announces winners in Geometry Bridge Building contest

December 13, 2019  12:00pm CT


Teachers and students holding model bridges
ETHS teachers and students at the ETHS Bridge Building and Break Contest (from left): Kayla Goldenberg (ETHS Mathematics Department), Liza Imrem, Isaiah Thompson, and Kenzo Furukawa (ETHS Mathematics Department). 

On December 6, the Evanston Township High School Math Department held its 40th annual ETHS Bridge Building and Breaking Contest. The winner of this year’s competition is
Annika Gylling with a bridge that held 6.0 kilograms. Gylling is a student in Kayla Goldenberg’s class.


The 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 by efficiency.


Other top bridge builders include:

  • 2nd place: Liza Imrem (5.7 kilograms; Maryjoy Heineman and Matthew Kaiser’s class)
  • 3rd place: Isaiah Thompson (5.5 kilograms; Avani Khandhar’s class)
  • 4th place: Violet Weston (4.8 kilograms; Kenzo Furukawa’s class)