On November 4, 2017, our students’ entry took first place in the second annual San Bernardino County Rube Goldberg competition. The competition allowed students to collaborate as a team to create a complex machine designed to achieve a simple task. This year’s competition challenge is “How to Pour a Bowl of Cereal.” The Briggs’ machine embraced Chino’s dairy roots. The 42-step machine, told an elaborate story of from farm to table, including water purification, milking a cow, factory packaging, stocking store shelves, driving home, setting the table, and pouring cereal into a bowl. Students dressed as different parts of the story, including cows, farmers, factory workers, store clerks, and a chef. The Briggs team took First Place Overall, Creative Spark Award, Spirit of Rube Goldberg, and Apprentice Choice Award. Our students and their complex machine will be competing in the National Rube Goldberg competition in Chicago on April 20-22.