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Art floats at PCHS

By Staff | Oct 15, 2014

(Photo by Belinda Slider-Baker)

Paden City High School Art class made cardboard boats out of cardboard, duct tape, paint, and sealant. A few years back Matt Barker was the first of Matt Kinnard’s students to first make a boat and have it float on the Ohio River. To raise money for the Matthew Barker Memorial Scholarship, Kinnard’s art classes decided to try this project again. The art students broke off into teams and constructed a small version of their boats. Once the life size boats were completed, the students would take the boats down to the Ohio River and test them out.

On Sept. 19 the art students and Kinnard, along with the PCHS student body and faculty, went to the Paden City Park Boat Landing. The ambulance was there for precautionary reason. Two pontoon boats were in the water for the boats to paddle around from the floating dock to the landing. All of the boats successfully left the dock and made it to the landing.

There were six boats and all of the boats had one person paddling, except one had two. The project was a success. Kinnard plans to make this a yearly project and event. (Photos by Belinda Slider-Baker)