Boat Regatta 2023


Devin Newsom, Staff Reporter

On Thursday, May 18, math teacher Christine Anderson-Dewitt hosted the yearly annual “Boat Regatta.” Though this is the first school year since COVID-19 that this fun competition has been held, the event did not disappoint. And while the senior calculus class were the main participants of the event, other staff such as english teacher Andrea Burns and choir teacher Aubrey Meade participated as well.

For the building of the boats themselves, students were required, in small groups of three to four people, to build the boats out of cardboard with specific measurements and hold the pieces together with tape. The math that went into building the boats, while stressful, did not take away from the overall experience.

A total of nine boats were entered in the competition: “Titanic II,” “Lightning McBus,” “Bob,” “Yoshi’s Yacht,” “The Castaways,” “Trojan,” “Megalodon,” and “G.O.A.T.S.” At the end of the contest, “Yoshi’s Yacht” (Mackenzie Hubbard, Paige Tomala, Jessica Olinger and Katelynn Miller) was the winner, followed by “Bob” and “G.O.A.T.S.”

“It feels really cool to have won the regatta, I’m glad all of our hard work paid off in the end and made for an excellent competition,” Hubbard said.

Who would have expected cardboard boxes held together with tape trying to cross a pool to be so entertaining and engaging? For next year’s annual race, we hope to see even more students and staff participate!