Joshua Morrison/News The Rainbow Unicorns team, Ally Colley, Zoie Shaw and Bobbi Hopkins almost tip their cardboard boat at the Highland Community Park on Wednesday. The fifth-graders designed their boat of cardboard pieces as part of a STEM project.

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The Rainbow Unicorns team, Ally Colley, Zoie Shaw and Bobbi Hopkins almost tip their cardboard boat at the Highland Community Park on Wednesday. The fifth-graders designed their boat of cardboard pieces as part of a STEM project. Request this photo

 

 

SPARTA — On Thursday, Highland fifth-graders found out if the project-based learning challenge they had been working on for the past four weeks was a success or if they needed to go back to the drawing board. The excitement was palpable as fellow students, parents, grandparents and some community members gathered to observe the final test.

Braving the drizzly weather and donning life vests, small groups of students in turn boarded a cardboard/duct tape boat, launched it off a temporary “dock” in the lake and paddled about 100 feet along the bridge. Mostly cheers and just a few jeers greeted the successful boaters as they disembarked at another temporary dock.

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