Bridging Futures 2013 Entries

Below are the Top 5 entries from the Bridging Futures 2013 scholarship competition as selected by staff from the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition and WA Department of Transportation.  Entries were submitted this year from around the state from Spokane to Seattle, from Easton to Forks.  Our judging panel selected two winners from the set below, who tied in votes for the top prize of a $1000 college scholarship – Brydon Daniel Eakons of Spokane Valley and Elaina Thomas of Seattle. 

  • Elaina Thomas, winner, 11th grader, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA.  Submitted application materials and a holmesquote3-D model (model is at our Seattle office).  Download:  Essay and model photos (front view, over view, back view, close up)
  • Brydon Daniel Eakins, winner, 12th grader, University High School, Spokane Valley, WA.  Submitted application materials and a document of 3-D computer designs.  Download:  Essay and model designs.

Other Top 5 entries:

  • Dustin Kraft, 11th grader, Insight School of Washington, Forks, WA.  Submitted application materials and a 3-D model (model is at our Seattle office).  Download:  Essay and model photos (front view, over view, back view, close up).
  • Shannon Bauman, 11th grader, Joel E Ferris High School, Spokane, WA.  Submitted application materials and a powerpoint slideshow of design sketches.  Download: Essay, and powerpoint slideshow of designs.
  • Hunter Printz, 11th grader, Thomas Jefferson High School, Kent, WA.  Submitted application materials and 3-D model (model is at our Seattle office).  Download:  Essay and model photos (front view, over view, back view, close up)

The judging panel for our 2013 Bridging Futures scholarship contest included State Senator Curtis King, US Congressman Dave Reichert, Kittitas County Public Works Director Kirk Holmes, former WA Secretary of Transportation Douglas MacDonald, current WA Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson, and I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition Director Charlie Raines.

All of the Top 5 entries will be on display this summer at the Washington Department of Transportation headquarters in Olympia, WA.

See a news release announcing our winners, and learn more about our annual Bridging Futures contest in coordination with the Washington Department of Transportation.

Thank you to all the students that submitted ideas, we have reviewed and saved each one.