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Vince Luecke
Perry Central High School students in physics and science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) science classes took to the water at German Ridge Lake Thursday to put the cardboard boats they designed to the test. They applied math, engineering and science principles learned in the classroom to boat building and boat builders could use only cardboard and duct tape. Students were timed on how fast they could paddle their boats and how long they remained afloat. The team of Caylyn Peter and Ty Cronin kept their craft above the waves for more than an hour, setting a new record. Karissa Gayer and Madelyn Peter were the fastest paddlers. Above, Caylyn Peter and Catie Hauser paddle across the shallow portion of the lake. Left, Elisha Schwartz and Alana Schepers work to keep afloat as their boat takes on water. It was the third year for the event.
The science of keeping dry