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Students work together to build machine, compete in Fluid Power Action Challenge

Thirteen teams of eighth grade students took part in the challenge at the Alexandria Technical and Community College

Students constructing fluid-powered machine
Brandon-Evansville students, clockwise from left, Lacey Siira, Madeline Stich, Bryce Froemming and Kaleb Fuglseth work on constructing a machine during the Fluid Power Action Challenge at Alexandria Technical and Community College Friday. Students constructed their machines in the morning and then participated in a challenge in the afternoon. Thirteen teams of eighth grade students took part in the competition, which involved building the machines and then using them to move and sort pieces of wood.
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Students constructing fluid-powered machine
Brandon-Evansville students, from left, Lacey Siira, Kaleb Fuglseth and Bryce Froemming test the machine they were constructing for the Fluid Power Action Challenge at Alexandria Technical and Community College Friday. Students worked together as a team to operate the machines using only fluid and syringes.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press
Students constructing fluid-powered machine
Brandon-Evansville students, clockwise from left, David Stroeing, Justin Thoennes, Jordan Thoennes and Zach Crane work on constructing a machine during the Fluid Power Action Challenge at Alexandria Technical and Community College Friday. Each team had the same tools and materials to use to build the machines.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

Lowell Anderson has been a photographer and writer at the Echo Press since 1998.
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