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Brewer High School Students Captain Cardboard Boats in Boat Regatta

The SS Seaton (named for Principal Jeff Seeton) won the race.

The SS Seaton (named for Principal Jeff Seeton) won the race.More than 20 cardboard boats, designed and created by Brewer High School students, attempted to race across the school pond on May 18 as part of a Cardboard Boat Regatta.

More than 200 students in the school's dual credit physics and engineering classes designed and built boats made solely out of cardboard and duct tape.

Teams of four raced across the pond with hopes that the boats would carry two "crew members" at a time.

"We used the engineering principals of design and dimensioned isometric views of the boats," said engineering teacher Tommy Bowers said. "Then they calculated buoyancy force in physics to determine how the boats will hold up when the crew members embark."

Students throughout the campus were involved in the project. Audio Visual students created static displays, and the students conducted interviews and took photos to develop the boards. The school's Geometry in Construction students created the display stands.

The SS Seaton (named for Principal Jeff Seeton) won the race.

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