The Brandon STEM Program is proud to announce freshmen Kyra Burger, Sarah Pesta, and Haley Solo (aka The Suspension Is Killing Me) have been chosen to travel to Portland, Maine, May 21-23, to compete against 5 other teams of 9th and 10th graders from across the United States, for the National TRAC Bridge Competition. This is the first time Brandon High School has qualified a team for national competition. Chosen teams will present a PowerPoint presentation and answer questions from a panel of judges comprised of various American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and sponsors. Judges will also examine each bridge entry to make sure it fits the specifications given in the rules, and finally a performance test will measure the stability of construction. Good luck and go Blackhawks!