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HIGH POINT, N.C. (January 17, 2019) – In celebration of National Engineer’s Week, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Lexington and Winston-Salem’s Parks and Recreation departments will host three simultaneous popsicle stick bridge-building competitions for kids and adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 9. The winners from each city competition will go on to a regional competition on February 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Deep River Recreation Center located at 1529 Skeet Club Road in High Point.

Participants will compete as individuals in four age groups: 8-10, 11-14, 15-17 and Adult. Bridges will be judged based on how much weight it will support, divided by the total mass of the structure. The top three most efficient bridges in the youth categories and the first place in the adult category will advance to the regional competition. There will also be a prize overall for the most creative design.

To register for this free competition, visit your local recreation center and bridge competition host site to receive construction supplies from January 28 – February 6, 2019:

  • Griffin Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Road, Greensboro, 336.373.2928
  • Deep River Recreation Center, 1529 Skeet Club Road, High Point, 336.883.3407
  • Kernersville Community Recreation Center, 125 E. Bodenhamer Street, Kernersville, 336.996.3039
  • Robbins Recreation Center, 512 S. Hargrave Street, Lexington, 336.248.3960
  • Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisyre Lane, Winston-Salem, 336.727.2831

For more information, contact Nicole Hale at 336.883.3407 or nicole.hale@highpointnc.gov.

The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov.

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