South Orangetown Central School District

Nearly two dozen ship-building teams from Cottage Lane Elementary School, South Orangetown Middle School and Tappan Zee High School put their engineering skills to the ultimate test in the Fourth Annual Cardboard Regatta this afternoon! Students lined up boats built with just cardboard and duct tape to race across the width of the SOMS pool.

While some designs focused strictly on functional, others exhibited their designers’ flair. All teams spent the last several weeks engaged in imagining, planning, creating and improving their vessels in preparation for the sink-or-success contest. More photos on Facebook!

Students paddling across pool in cardboard boats