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Volume 4; Issue 5 March-April 2015


Kyle Lang, Raven Edge, and Mya Thomas in their cardboard boat. Photo by Grace Julien


By Hannah Searle, Editor In Chief


Conquering the Cardboard Canoe Contest Each year two teams made


up of seventh and eighth graders make a boat out of cardboard. Teams are made up of four learn- ers. These learn- ers then go to the Firestone High School na- tatorium and compete. To compete, all four learners must get into the boat, stay afloat, and paddle around the


Inside this issue: District V Science Fair


April Fools Day


Transcendental Kids Astronomy Easter


Creative Corner


Yadana Paing, Talia Kirksey, Connor O’Brien, and Max Chmura pose at the race.


pool. While paddling, the learners have to collect multiple buttons and keep them in their boat. This year, the seventh grade team’s boat, built by Kyle Lang, Ra- vyn Edge, Em- manuel Myers, and Mya Thom- as, developed a hole halfway through the race; despite this, they still ended up com- ing in first place. The eighth grade team, con-


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sisting of Max Chmura, Talia Kirksey, Connor O’Brien, and Yadana Paing came in third. Yadana Paing, a mem- ber of the eighth grade team, said, “I enjoyed this experience because I got to build a boat out of cardboard and then raced it. This was a challenge to my team which made it a pretty cool experience.”


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