Five teams complete annual boat race


Five of 17 boats in this year's competition successfully made it the 100 yards required. Boats were constructed using only a cardboard box and a roll of duct tape and raced in front of a balcony of onlookers. — Submitted photos Five of 17 boats in this year's competition successfully made it the 100 yards required. Boats were constructed using only a cardboard box and a roll of duct tape and raced in front of a balcony of onlookers. — Submitted photos Working alone or in teams of two, students in Paul Krzyzaniak’s accelerated physics classes recently created boats using only a cardboard box and a roll of duct tape.

They then raced their boats Feb. 28 in the Plymouth High School pool, in front of a balcony full of observers.

The winner – who receives extra credit – is determined based on the weight of the boat and the time it takes to go 100 yards (down and back twice), so students tried to apply what they learned in a recent unit on buoyancy to design the lightest and fastest boats possible.

The activity requires students to take a project from design to construction to performance, said Krzyzaniak, who has been running the event for more than 15 years.

Five boats out of 17 successfully traveled the 100 yards. This year’s winners:

1st: Alex Lomibao and Adam Hernandez

2nd: Dylan Tripoli and Andrew Meyer

3rd: Joe Larson and Ryan Schieble

4th: Matt Nelson and Rachel Morris

5th: Cormick Hnilicka and Becca Ebbott



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