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Lake provides ultimate physics test for THHS class

Nora Hubbard (left) and Elisa Galyen paddle their canoe-style cardboard boat to a win in the annual Two Harbors High School Boat Races in Burlington Bay. (Photo courtesy of Penny Juenemann)1 / 4
Tomasso Bulli (left) and Nolan Sundberg rush to complete the 50-meter race course in their cardboard boat in Burlington Bay during the annual Two Harbors High School Boat Races on Friday, Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of Penny Juenemann)2 / 4
Audrey Hanson (left) and Nathan Campbell paddle their boat in Burlington Bay during the annual Two Harbors High School Boat Races. (Photo courtesy of Penny Juenemann)3 / 4
Rachel Lambert (left) and Kristin Haveri's "Super Mario Kart" boat was voted "Best Looking" by their classmates. (Photo courtesy of Penny Juenemann)4 / 4

As the leaves start to fall each autumn, students at Two Harbors test their knowledge against the chilly waters of Lake Superior.

Since school started in September, students worked in pairs to build cardboard boats in Penny Juenemann's physics class. On Friday, Oct. 12, students brought their creations to Burlington Bay for the annual Two Harbors High School Boat Races.

Students used glue, tape and plenty of paint to decorate their watercraft. The class voted Rachel Lambert and Kristin Haveri's "Super Mario Kart"-themed creation the "best-looking boat."

The real test, however, was the speed with which students could paddle their watercraft 50 meters across Burlington Bay. Nora Hubbard and Elisa Galyen's canoe-style boat made the trip in the fastest time and Audrey Hanson and Nathan Campbell's boat finished second.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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