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Maryvale Middle Schoolers thrive in JHU engineering challenge
Posted 02/16/2017 03:56PM


In honor of National Engineers Week, Maryvale’s Middle Schoolers put on their engineering hats and eagerly participated in Johns Hopkins University’s “A Tower of Power in a Half Hour” challenge. The Middle Schoolers were divided into teams of no more than three students, and within their groups, the girls were tasked with building the tallest freestanding tower made entirely out of uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows. The teams were given only one box of spaghetti and two bags of marshmallows to use, and they also had only thirty minutes to complete the challenge. 

Members of the first place team will have their names submitted to Johns Hopkins University for the opportunity to participate in the Champions Tower of Power competition on the university’s campus and recreate their tower in competition with undergraduate students, alumni and faculty teams. 

First Place: Naomi Lauderbaugh ’21, Lauren Ronald ’21 and Tristen O’Brien ’23 (129.54 cm)

Second Place: Peyton Bowes ’22, Anna Welsh ’21 and Caroline Welzant ’23 (125 cm)

Third Place: Hannah Mayne ’23 and Victoria Miller ’21 (120 cm)

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