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50th Annual Honors Geometry Bridge Contest Held

Galvan '21, Acevedo '21 & Hernandez '21 Top Three Builders

13 February 2020

This year, De La Salle celebrated the 50th Annual Honors Geometry Bridge Contest in which our students in the classes taught by Mark Jackowiak ’88 built bridges that were tested for strength and durability.

We are proud to announce that Frank Galvan ’21 placed first as his bridge held 270 pounds. Finishing second was Alexa Acevedo ’21 whose bridge withstood 255 pounds of pressure. Garnering third place was Judith Hernandez ’21 whose bridge sustained 235 pounds.

Galvan’s 270 pounds is good enough for second place in the student category in the five decades of the contest. Acevedo’s 255 pounds ties her for third place in the student category all-time with Hernandez sharing fifth place at 235 pounds.

The student average in 2020 was 104 pounds with 29 students building bridges that held 100 pounds or higher.

Together, the students held up a total of 6,742 pounds or 3.3 tons!

Earning a special mention was Jackowiak, who constructed a bridge that maintained an all-time best 280 pounds.

Congratulations to all those who participated in this great De La Salle tradition. Well done, Meteors! We are very proud of you!

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PHOTO ID: Alexa Acevedo ’21, Mark Jackowiak ’88, Frank Galvan ’21, Judith Hernandez ‘21