Twelve Tec Voc students competed in the tenth annual card board boat race on October 14. The Design Drafting team, named "Queen Ann's Revenge "was skippered by Angelee Obtial, Rovie Ritual, James Baerr, and Jonathan De Leon.
Aerospace team #1 was "Holy Water", with team members Wilfredo Openiano, Justine Comia, Lena-Marie Montgomery, and Joshua Pallarca.
Aerospace team #2 was "Straight Outta Cardboard". Team members were Josh Pokrant, Leif Refvik, Jeremy Cruzada, and Alfred Espiritu.
Armed with two 4' x 8' sheets of ¼ " cardboard, 25 feet of string, one roll of duct tape, and contact cement adhesive, they competed against nineteen other senior high school students from across the province. They used their skill and ingenuity to transform these materials into a vessel for the water. Not only did their "boat" need to be quick, but it needed to be capable of carrying passengers as well.
The boats were designed at school, and then during the competition the boats are built in the morning and then raced in the afternoon.
The competition is judged on Design and Construction (best drawings, quality of construction, visual appeal, team work, and organization), Boat Speed (fastest boat to take two team members from one end of the pool and back again), and boat Weight Carrying Ability (boat that will hold all four team members for the longest time).
The card board boat challenge is designed to develop new skills, in addition to strengthening their leadership, teamwork and problem solving ability. It involves a broad base of curriculum, including:
• Design, research and presentation
• Friction and direction control
• Adhesives and bonding
• Principles of structure, strength, and rigidity
• Buoyancy and displacement
• Water permeability
• Physical fitness, Leadership, Teamwork and FUN!
"Queen Ann's Revenge "won the Design and Construction award.
All students were up to the challenge and had a great time!