For the second year in a row, a team of students from W.L. Seaton Secondary won the team competition at the Okanagan University College Spaghetti Bridge Contest. An estimated 250 students participated in the event, which was held at OUC's North Kelowna Campus. Teams came from as far as Osoyoos and Naskusp. Another important element of the event was the participation of elementary schools from throughout the region, who showcased bridges they had built.

Student Competition Results

Students entered pre-built bridges which could support a two-kilogram mass for five minutes.

  1. First Place: Daryl Laverdure, Penticton Senior Secondary, Penticton, B.C., Canada
  2. Second Place: Chris Baryla, Vernon Secondary School, Vernon, B.C., Canada
  3. Third Place: Sam Bassett, Vernon Secondary School, Vernon, B.C., Canada

Team Building Competition Results

In the team building competition, students were given glue guns, 1.8 kilograms of spaghetti and about two-and-a-half hours to piece together a structure according to specifications they are given 10 minutes before the event starts. This year, students were required to construct roof trusses that would support a snow load equivalent to 2 kilograms.

  1. First Place: David Goodlad, Greg Spiers, Chris Ostafew and Supa Chowchong
          W.L. Seaton Secondary, Vernon, B.C., Canada
  2. Second Place: Matt Eisenhauer, Tarama Dumont, Andy Smith and Tyson Ferguson
          Kalamalka Senior Secondary, Vernon, B.C., Canada
  3. Third Place: Chris Barton, Mary Moxley, Mike Diemanel, and Neale Bickert
          Rutland Senior Secondary, Kelowna, B.C., Canada
  4. Fourth Place: Michael Byzitter, Johnathon White, Graeme Charlton and Jamie Cowan
          KLO Secondary, Kelowna, B.C., Canada

Sponsors for the event include OUC, West Kootenay Power, Tandex Technology Inc., Borden Foods (Catelli Pasta), the OUC Faculty Association, Sun FM Radio Station, the OUC Student Association, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C., the Foundation for Education and Advancement in Technology and the Black and Decker Corporation.