Boat Races

Teams paddle away to fight for victory.


Isabella Serraiocco and Maria Chodnicki, Staff writers

Various science classes gather together to race their hand made boats. The prize of bragging rights waits for the team that crosses the finish line first. When racing against your friends, it was hard to pass up that opportunity.

There was six rounds with three boats racing at a time. The winner of the race would move on until their boat sank. If the boat didn’t sink, you would move on to the finals.

Boats made two weeks before the day of the race are made from calk, paint, cardboard and a whole lot of duct tape.

“It took a lot of time to make it waterproof. There was a lot of trial and error when making our boat. Luckily this payed off and we ended up winning our first race,” said junior Andrew Broski.

While other boats rose to the occasion, other boats sank as soon as it hit the water. This was because of lack of layers.

“When my boat started sinking, there were a billion things running through my head. I was so shocked that ours sank. I wish that we would have used more layers and used lighter people to go in the boat. I also learned that duct tape doesn’t work for everything,” said sophomore Hunter McShane.

Overall, Broski won the competition with one stroke of his paddle.

“It felt so good to win the boat races.” Said Broski, “We worked so hard on our boat, and it was an unforgettable feeling to win against the other good boats in the competition.”