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High school and college students to face Mohawk's Captain Crunch March 29-30

Captain Crunch Hundreds of high school and college students will be put their engineering skills to the test and square off against Captain Crunch (right) during the 24th annual Mohawk College Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition March 29-30 at the Fennell Campus.

The high school competition takes place March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Fennell Gymnasium, with an elite team of teen bridge builders from the Canadian Association of Girls in Science. The college competition follows on March 30 at noon. Students will have their Popsicle stick-built bridges tested and crushed by Captain Crunch. Students are competing for more than $10,000 worth of scholarships, cash and prizes. Along with the Bridge Building Competition, students will compete in a Mad-4-Cad competition, Sudoku Challenge and Fantastic Egg Freefall. 

The competition is staged by faculty and students in Mohawk's Building and Construction Sciences Department and sponsored by Hatch, the Hamilton & District Heavy Construction Association, Kenaidan, Optimist Clubs, Lepage, Popsicle, Mohawk College, Mohawk Students' Association, Amec, Hamilton Halton Construction Association, Turkstra Lumber, The Walterfedy Partnership, Harbridge + Cross, Ira McDonald Construction Ltd. and Landtek.