RUMFORD – All students in grades three through eight were encouraged during library class at St. Athanasius St. John School to read about the Wright brothers.

The information came in various forms: encyclopedias, Internet, books and newspapers. After researching, students were encouraged to design a plane to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first self-powered flight.

The judging was based on creativeness, usefulness and attractiveness. Oliver Perry and Michael Wentzell, members of the Civil Air Patrol, and the school’s eighth-grade class, judged the project along with Joseph Sassi, technology instructor.

The top three students were Katie Collette, grade three, most useful plane; Ryan Bourret, grade five, most technologically advanced plane; and Nicholas Fournier, grade six, most versatile plane. All students who entered received a gift certificate to a book store in Mexico.

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