New Haven students build, race cardboard boats

Video by Photojournalist Ross Kinsey

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) Jury Pool in New Haven saw no swimmers on Monday, just boaters. Well, cardboard boaters.

The New Haven High School physics classes held the 17th annual Anchors Away Cardboard Boat Competition on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 at Jury Pool in New Haven.
The New Haven High School physics classes held the 17th annual Anchors Away Cardboard Boat Competition on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 at Jury Pool in New Haven.

New Haven High School’s physics students on Monday held the 17th annual Anchors Away cardboard boat competition at Jury Pool. Students had to build a boat made only of cardboard and adhesive, large and strong enough to support themselves to navigate an obstacle course through the pool.

For the students, it was all about learning while having fun at the same time.

“We learned how to calculate everything and, like, how math applies to this, like, in real life, because it actually worked, like, our calculations worked, and … I wasn’t expecting that,” said senior Brianna Dishong.

Students received bonus points for the fastest boat in three different categories, as well as best decorated.

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