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CRHS STEM Academy holds inaugural Cardboard Boat Regatta


Participants traverse Georgetown Pool in handmade cardboard boats

STEM Cardboard Boat Regatta Leslie Baez

The CRHS STEM Academy recently hosted the inaugural Cardboard Boat Regatta at Georgetown Pool in Hopewell. STEM students, along with a few special participants, built cardboard boats using only cardboard and duct tape. 

In addition to awards for fastest boat, presented to Natalie Smith and runners-up Zachary Holmes and Chris Helriegel, recognition was presented in the following categories:

Theme Supreme: Ireland Styring and Robert Brown

Titanic Award: Connor Bondi and Kate Miller

School Spirit: Leslie Baez and Assistant Principal Dana Whelan

The Cardboard Boat Regatta was coordinated by Ed Sayre and Kathleen Weist, and Angela Petrutz served as announcer during the race. The event also featured a barbecue, including ribs and chicken smoked by Art Gonzalez.

STEM Cardboard Boat Regatta Savannah Brianna Kelsey Erik

STEM Cardboard Boat Regatta Ireland Robert

STEM Cardboard Boat Regatta Chris Zach

STEM Cardboard Boat Regatta Robert Ireland