From left, ETHS bridge-building winners Ellie Stein, Sonja Wagner and Avery Cummins. First-place winner Hanus Symersky is not pictured. Photo from ETHS

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This year, as always, students in the 39th annual Evanston Township High School Bridge Building and Breaking Contest constructed many interesting bridges.
The first-place winner was Hanus Symersky. A student in Jacob Mills’s class, Hanus built a bridge that held 6.7 kilograms. Ellie Stein placed second with 6.6 kilograms; she is a student in Sarah Gersowsky’s class.

Third place, holding 6.1 kilograms, went to Sonja Wagner, a student in Blaire Rose’s and Bryan Millington’s class.

Fourth place, holding 5.2 kilograms, went to Avery Cummins, a student in Maryjoy Heineman’s and Matthew Kaiser’s class.

Dale Leibforth and Jennifer Robinson did much of the work to facilitate the contest.