Local students float in cardboard boats

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Nearly 100 Quad Cities high school students braved a chilly morning for a unique competition.

The teens were part of a cardboard boat regatta competition Friday, May 10, 2013 at Middle Park Lagoon.

Competition rules required the vessels must be built from cardboard, they must be maneuverable and they had to stay afloat for 600 yards.

Ninety-nine students from eight area schools competed in the event.  A special event featured teachers showcasing their own cardboard boats as well.

Competing schools were Bettendorf, Pleasant Valley, Moline, Durant, United Township, Ellicot Home School, Quad City Christiand and Geneseo high schools.