Viet students win 2nd in Popsicle stick bridge contest

A team of 3 students from Garden Grove High School, two of whom are Viet, won 2nd place in the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers – metro L.A branch, announced the GGUSD in a press release.

The team, consisting of Kalin ZaluzecSteven Chau (second from left in photo) and Scott Nguyen (right) from the school’s Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Club won second overall.

There were 39 teams participating in the contest, where they’re supposed to build model bridges using Popsicle sticks. The bridge’s strength is determine by the weight of the load each bridge sustained before collapsing.

The GGHS group – calling itself “We, Team” – scored 87.32, behind first place winner North HS’s 95.20. See the results on ASCE’s web site here.

We, Team placed 1st in presentation and 2nd in technical report. Their bridge was also judged 4th in strength, but apparently it wasn’t so good looking. The judges ranked the bridge 30th place in aesthetics.

The team’s faculty adviser id their math teacher on special assignment, Sunny Costello.

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30 Responses to Viet students win 2nd in Popsicle stick bridge contest

  1. Jung Kim says:

    Good job kids.

    Go Viets!

  2. Bo May says:

    I see Scott and Steven. I see American kids with viet last names.
    Do they speak, read and write Vietnamese?
    Probably second generation of viet immigrant.
    I do not want to know what they like to eat and what kinda music they listen to.
    I see they are not growing up to be cheaters, losers and bickering politicians like what we see here on the blog.
    And of course they will not be like Jung Kim. And that’s a big plus.

  3. Jung Kim says:

    And they go home with great pride…knowing that they are smart Viet children.

    I am glad they are not …..self depressed Bo May.

  4. WHITE POWER says:

    HEY BO MAY
    YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE WHITE BUT I STILL CALL YOU A GOOK!

  5. Bo May says:

    Call me whatever you want.
    These kids are what they are, vietnamese-american.

    Funny blog name you got, ashamed of being a viet?

  6. WHITE POWER says:

    FYI I AM WHITE AND IF I AM IN POWER I WANT TO DEPORT ALL YOUR VIET BACK TO VIETNAM.

  7. Jung Kim says:

    How about Bo May?

  8. WHITE POWER says:

    BO MAY HAS TO SWIM HIS ASS BACK TO VIETNAM.

  9. Jung Kim says:

    Is back stroke OK?

    Bo May retreating to motherland Vietnam with American flag on his shoe.

  10. Bo May says:

    yeah right, you are not the only one who want to send me back to VN.

  11. Jung Kim says:

    US Government?

  12. WHITE POWER says:

    AND ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE IN WESTNIPSTER AND GARBAGE GROVE.

  13. Just asking! says:

    Are you full of sh*t or what? What white power? We don’t even have the White House anymore only the Black House now.

  14. WHITE POWER says:

    YOU DUMB SHIT JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BLACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE DOES NOT MEAN DIDLEY.
    LOOK UP THE RICHEST MEN IN AMERICAN YOU DUMB ASS.

  15. Just asking! says:

    Well, obviously those richest men aren’t you idiot! And certainly you don’t have any power to do sh*t either!

  16. Jung Kim says:

    All capitalized text = written by a juvenile idiot

  17. Bo May says:

    Are you on somethin’ ?
    WHITE POWER may be you should change your blog name to WHITE POWDER. LOL

  18. WHITE POWER says:

    JOHNSON SHOULD HAVE DROPPED THE ATOM BOMB ON ALL OF VIETNAM AND THE USA WOULD NOT HAVE ALL THESE PROBLEMS TODAY.

  19. Bo May says:

    Yeah, but it did not happen, did it?

  20. Just Asking! says:

    Powder, you could sit on your white arse all day long and wish something would have happened while the rest of us are making things happen.

  21. Jung Kim says:

    Jung Kim Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    All capitalized text = written by a juvenile idiot

    Another wannabe Jung Kim post…… but what is “White Power “?

    How about a “White Delinquent”?

  22. Jung Kim says:

    WHITE POWER => white powder => flour => +water => dough => Vietnamese slang for a weakling with no backbone.

  23. Jung Kim says:

    I like white power. I only go out with white men. Viet men all have small dicks.

  24. Jung Kim says:

    I guess wannabe Jung Kim also wants to become “White Ass”.

  25. Just asking! says:

    Hey wannabe, are you bitter at Viet men cause they’re not interested in white trash?

  26. Jung Kim says:

    I think I know where WHITE POWDER got his nick name from. That’s because his mother puts too much baby powder on her ass. It drove me nuts.

  27. Jung Kim says:

    I would have to agree with my wannabe friend.

    White Power = White Powdered Ass

  28. Joe Daddy says:

    White Power(less),

    And I would have deported you back to your ancestors’ cave where you can eat grass and raw bear meat somewhere in Europe where you can freeze your ass off.

    More like white powerless! White power my ass.

  29. thoughtless says:

    Anyone who wears the label “white power” is irredeemable, psycho scum, who always feels superior to other races and often lives in his fantasy world much like a 3-year-old who won’t stop showing people his penis.

    In 5 years, as described in a recent scientific paper, we can teach a gorilla sign language – is it too much to ask that in the same amount of time, this haywire “3-year-old” be taught the basics: American history and proper English?

    The “white power” did not reflect on anything he did so far:

    ”If I WERE in power, I WOULD want to …”

    NOT “If I am in power, I want to…”

    “If Johnson HAD DROPPED …, USA WOULD NOT HAVE HAD all …”

    NOT “Johnson should have dropped …and the USA would not have all…”

    Many historians have been written books about US Presidents and their involvement in Vietnam. Most of them knew and respected Kennedy as a cocksman, but no revelation drawn from secret documents that Johnson pondered a nuclear option.

    I’m not saying you are not white (really, who cares). I’m just wondering how much worse it could be if you were without power.

  30. Good Forex says:

    well, enjoy reading your post. great. ;-)

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