Suddenly, the crowd began screaming, “Brandon,” as a student in small boat crossed the finish line.
A total of three boats in the third heat when one began to sink, leaving pieces of cardboard in its wake. A pair of students dove into the water to pull the boat’s remains across the finish line.
In the end, the smaller boats outlasted the large ones, soggy an unable to compete in the final rounds.
“We didn’t have one boat that floated,” Syck said.
He said the project helps students go through the engineering process, as well as learn about buoyancy and weight distribution.
“I think this helps keep the students interested in their projects,” Moon said.
Brandon Laurin, a senior at Chazy Central Rural School, appreciated that the two schools worked on the projects together.
“It was fun,” he said. “Not just getting out of school, but doing something that relates to school.”
Jeck Genier, a junior at Chazy, learned about the various types of boat bottoms and maritime history.
“I look forward to next year.”