Month: May 2016

Marina High Viking ship “Valhalla” sets sail on maiden voyage

IN THE NEWS Orange County Register Thar she rows: Marina High students complete a Viking quest Los Angeles Times Students build a Viking ship and launch it After much anticipation, on Friday, May 20, Marina High School (MHS) launched the “Valhalla,” the school’s 30-foot recreation of a Viking ship called a knarr. Under the supervision of wood shop teacher Bob Meade, for over two years students have devoted an immense amount of time and energy to the ship — a true labor of love for all involved.  That afternoon, hundreds of students, faculty, district personnel, parents, and community members...

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Coast High School competes with solar energy

Over the weekend, a team comprised of Coast High School (CHS) students and teachers competed in the 14th annual Solar Cup, an educational program in which students build and race 16-foot, single-seat solar-powered boats. For over seven months, Coast’s team has been hard at work in preparation for the program’s three-day competition at Lake Skinner in Temecula Valley. This year’s competition consisted of a total of 38 teams from six counties – Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura. Hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWDSC), students are given the opportunity to apply...

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