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Shrewsbury boy among model bridge winners.

MARLBORO - Students from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School's pre-engineering classes fared quite well at the recent 18th annual BSCES/MassPEP Model Bridge Competition held in Boston.

The Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section partners with the Massachusetts Pre-engineering Program to invite students to build a bridge, given certain parameters and materials.

This year's entry had to be constructed using Starbucks coffee stirrers (donated by the Starbucks at Huntington Plaza in Boston) and Elmer's white glue. Twenty-two teams of area high school students spent months designing and constructing their masterpieces, knowing they would eventually be judged and tested for strength, aesthetics and efficiency.

Placing first in the overall weight category, holding a weight of 254 pounds, was a team from Assabet Valley comprising Adam Rowe of Marlboro, Gary Petrie of Hudson and Wyatt Doyle of Clinton.

Ranking third in the aesthetics category was another Assabet Valley team comprising Shane Bufton of Clinton, Joel Sylvester of West Boylston, Zach Stewart of Shrewsbury, and Zach Downing and Ryan Doyle, both of Clinton.

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CUTLINE: Shane Bufton of Clinton, left, Joel Sylvester of West Boylston, Zach Stewart of Shrewsbury, and Zach Downing and Ryan Doyle, both of Clinton.
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