St. Augustine was very successful at the Skills Canada Alberta Cardboard Boat races at NAIT on Feb. 3. Our junior team consisting of Nathan Bendera, Marlon Hoffman, Tavis MacNeill and Damien Normandeau took bronze in the junior division. Our junior team consisting of Zoey Comeau, Lily Cornelssen, Nevaeh Schumacher and Aryauna Soosay brought home the gold for the junior division. There were 41 junior teams. Finally, our senior team – Yuna Matira, Zhaira Pelayo, Hailey Stubbington and Teagan Witvoet took silver in the senior division. There were 14 senior teams.
Teams of four junior or senior high students had to design, construct, and race a cardboard boat across a 25 m swimming pool. The boats had to be built in one-and-a-half hours. The teams are judged on: design, construction, safety, speed across the pool, and weight capacity. After racing across the pool, three members of each team carefully enter the boat and stay afloat for a maximum time of one minute.
– Submitted by Pamela Hoffman