Bridging the Triad

Bridging the Triad was held at Miller Park on Saturday, February 1.  The event hopes to get youth engaged with Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The competition tests community members’ engineering skills through building a bridge with only 100 craft sticks and glue! 

Participants competed as individuals in four age groups. Bridges were judged based on how much weight it will support, divided by the total mass of the structure. The top three most efficient bridges in the youth categories and the first place in the adult category advance to the regional competition, which is held on Saturday, February 22 at Griffin Recreation Center in Greensboro. There is also a prize for the most creative design.  

Bridging the Triad is a celebration of National Engineering Month and consists of six municipalities that collaborate on this STEM program competition. 

Winners for the event are pictured below. Medals were donated to all municipalities by Hayes Jewelers of Lexington. 

Congratulations to all our winners and good luck at regional.

8-10 yr. Winners: 

Bridge 8-10 year old winners

  • First Place - Isabel Wilson (10)
  • Second Place - Camryn Jackson (10)
  • Third Place - Palmer Irwin (8)

11-14 yr. Winners:

Bridge 11-14 winners

  • First Place - Sophia Gatewood (11)
  • Second Place - Sierra Mussetter (12)
  • Third Place - Olivia Gatewood (11)

15-18 yr Winner:

Bridge 15-18 winner

  • First Place - Rachel Merrit (16)

Adult Winner:

Bridge Adult winner

  • Linda Combs


Most Creative:

Bridge Most Creative

  • Paxton Irwin (11)