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DICKSON CITY: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Bridge Building Committee has sent letters to all public and private schools in the Northeast quadrant of Pennsylvania as an invitation to select three students to represent each school at the bridge building competition to be held Feb. 9, 2013, in the Viewmont Mall. There is no registration fee.

Students should check with teachers or the administration to obtain the particulars. Students, parents, teachers and administrators are asked to visit www.neparbdgblg.com for detailed information or contact Donald Kieffer, regional director, at dhkieffer@gmail.com or 586-0197.

The objective of the competition is to provide an educational learning experience for secondary students to demonstrate their understanding of scientific and engineering principles and to promote career interest in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

The first- and second-place regional winners are eligible to compete at the international competition in Chicago, Ill., at a time and date to be announced.

Trophies and plaques are awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place winners in the competition and certificates of participation and commemorative T-shirts are given to each participant in the regional competition. Trophies are given to the schools represented by the respective first- second- and third-place winning schools. Participants are also eligible for scholarships to local colleges and universities, if available.

A special Architectural Excellence Award, in memory of the late Tomas Kovall, an Abington Heights physics teacher, will also be presented.

Organizations interested in assisting the regional competition can contact Donald Kieffer at dhkieffer@alum.lhup.edu; 586-0197; fax, 587-1154; or cell, 561-3286.

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