The Math/Physics SMILE class meeting was held in the
HUB auditorium, in
conjunction with the 2004
Chicago Regional Bridge Building Contests. Here are
the top four winners in each contest:
|City of Chicago Region||Mass (kg)||Efficiency|
|1||Dyrell Pollard||--||Brooks College Prep||36||1762|
|2||Daniel McNicholas||--||Marist HS||24||1690|
|3||Sylvester Black||--||ST Ignatius College Prep||32||1463|
|4||Jamie Mandolini||--||ST Ignatius College Prep||37||1274|
|North Suburban Chicago Region|
|1||Sam Norris-Burrill||--||Evanston Township HS||42||2119|
|2||Tim Powers||--||North Shore Country Day||31||1682|
|3||Samantha Greco||--||Batavia HS||35||1601|
|4||John Barkhausen||--||North Shore Country Day||29||1226|
|South Suburban Chicago Region|
|1||Don Ruffatto||--||Lincoln-Way Central HS||38||3052|
|2||Sasha Bajzek||--||Tinley Park HS||39||1505|
|3||Michael Blaser||--||Joliet Central HS||50||1497|
|4||Russ Injerd||--||Homewood-Flossmoor HS||21||1479|
Each of the schools having winners received an elegant trophy for display. All participating schools will receive - via US mail (or via ISPP meetings) - photos of their students who participated, and all students will receive a Certificate of Merit, with special Certificates for winners. All students have already received an impressive medallion with red-white-blue ribbon. These are worn around the neck to identify them as participants within their schools and physics classes. Each has also received a special water bottle, courtesy of the Illinois Engineers Council. The Frank Garcher "traveling" Supertrophy was awarded to Joliet Central High School thanks to Michael Blaser, whose bridge carried the greatest load, 50 kg.
A BIG THANK YOU!!...to the Committee (Bill Blunk, Ann Brandon, Roy Coleman, Tom Jensen, John Kallend, George Krupa, Eduardo de Santiago, Carlo Segre, Bill Shanks, Lee Slick, Jim Stankevitz, Thomas Torres, Earl Zwicker) who have made it happen by giving of their talent and time. Several have served for 30 years!
Congratulations to all the winners, particularly to those who will be participating in the 2004 International Contest in April! For additional details on the contest, see the website http://bridgecontest.phys.iit.edu/.
Notes prepared by Porter Johnson