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FRCS 2017 Physics team

On February 18, 2017, the FRCS Physics class competed in the 50th statewide Professional Engineers of Colorado Bridge Building Contest. Every school in the state is invited to submit entries to the competition.

For the second year in a row FRCS walked away with the first place honors as a school! Denver School of Science and Technology was second and Cherry Creek High School was third.

Michael Schindewolf won first place over all will a bridge that held 6,465 times its own weight [measured as an efficiency rating]. Michael Sly was second at 4,274%, and Joel LeMaster came in third at 4,086% efficiency. Also competing were Alexandra Schindewolf, Eliana Lee and Tyler Carden. All six FRCS students finished in the top 10.

This is a huge honor for our school! Cherry Creek High School has more students in their physics classes than we have in our entire school. Denver S.T.E.M. is recognized for their level of excellence, but we took first place and had 6 students in the top 10!

Both Michael Schindewolf and Michael Sly have been invited to compete in the international contest to be held in Dallas at the end of next month. The winner of the international contest typically get a full ride scholarship to an engineering college!

Congratulations to our physics students—we are so proud of you!