A Race to the Finish

The annual Senior Boat Race started with four heats of advisory-constructed boats. “Boats” is a generous term to describe the constructions of cardboard, duct tape, plastic and paint. What added to the fun was that the race was the first opportunity to check sea-worthiness.

Top finishers then competed in the final race. Some boats tipped almost immediately, while others made it halfway across the pond before succumbing. Cheers and laughter filled the air as students encouraged their rowers.

Dr. Gabe Grabarek’s advisory came out on top, winning the coveted first place title – and very illustrious trophy – in this year’s Senior Boat Race. After the race, as per tradition, seniors jumped in and cooled off in Polk Pond.