Bladen and Camden County Schools Win Annual Regional Model Bridge Building Contest
KINSTON – Middle school students from Clarkton School of Discovery in Bladen County and high schools students from Camden Early College in Camden County won the regional contest today in the annual Model Bridge Building Competition held at the Global TransPark in Kinston. Students work in teams, allowing them to also demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, communication, research and interpersonal skills. The teams were judged in four categories: written report, oral presentation, design drawing and the ability of their bridges to sustain weight. The challenge of building a bridge out of balsa wood and having it sustain ever increasing amounts of weight was dramatic for students who watched in awe …..