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First Kamiak Regatta a big hit with students, staff


October 10, 2018

Three of the four boats pre-competition. Only Ship Happens (in front) did not sink.

The stands at the Kamiak High School swimming pool were packed with students and staff cheering on the competitors on Friday, Oct. 5.

No, it wasn’t a swim meet. It was the first-ever Kamiak Regatta, with students from Myola Shanholtzer’s Engineering 2 class competing against one another with handmade boats they designed for their latest course.

The catch, however, was constraints in equipment placed on the competitors.

“Their challenge is to get to the other side of the pool, cross the white barricade, and plant their flag,” Shanholtzer told the crowd. “They were given two roll...

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