Two teams from Penn-Trafford High School competed in the ‘Anything that Floats’ event at Burrell High School on January 11. The event brought together students from the gifted programs at Penn-Trafford, Greater Latrobe, and Burrell. After learning about buoyancy, surface tension and displacement, each team of students built a water craft to sail across the pool with the objective of staying afloat and winning the race.
Penn-Trafford’s teams fared well with Team One (Tim Wolford, Evan Sadler, Faiz Khatri and Spencer Slacker) finishing in second place while Team Two (Marissa Fong and Grant Alexander) placed third.
Marissa Fong and Grant Alexander piloted the raft for Team Two
Tim Wolford and Spencer Slacker paddle Team One’s raft across the pool