Cardboard Regatta at JRG

Two boats in the pool loaded with students.

JRG students paddling their cardboard boats during their regatta.

Students at J.R. Gerritts Middle School put their engineering skills to the test at their annual Cardboard Regatta. On May 25, the students launched their cardboard boats at the Heart of the Valley YMCA pool for a series of races to determine successful boat designs.

This class project combines STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with teamwork and, of course, a lot of fun. Seeing the joy on students' faces as they put their boat to the test was a great way to wrap up their pursuit of excellence for the school year!