Finalists advance to statewide competition in April
RALEIGH – Students from across the state displayed their best math, critical thinking and presentation skills Friday in the quest to become finalists in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Model Bridge Building Competition.
About 250 students participated in the four regional contests. Each team was judged on a written report, oral presentation, design drawing, and structural efficiency of the model.
The 2013 Regional Model Bridge Competition winners are:
Clarkton School of Discovery
Exploris Middle School
Elise Middle School
Polk County Middle School
East Bladen High School
The Franklin Academy
North Moore High School
Enka High School
These winners will compete at the statewide level on Friday, April 12, at the NCDOT Transportation Building Auditorium in downtown Raleigh.
The competition was designed to create greater awareness of careers in the field of transportation industry and the services it provides. While emphasizing the development of mathematics and science skills, the contest also provides an opportunity for students to practice problem solving, critical thinking, communication, research, and presentation skills.
For more information about the competition, contact Gail Herring in Human Resources at (919) 707-4442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.