Students to Launch Boats Built Through Joint Project

May 9, 2014

Sisters Academy of New Jersey, Ranney School and Oak Hill Academy recently announced “Project Collaboration,” a multiyear plan to share educational programs, facilities and experiences.

The collaborative effort will include a variety of programs for their students, parents and educators. The first program for Project Collaboration, which began in January, is a boat-building program.

Students from each school, under the supervision of Newark’s nonprofit Project USE, have worked in teams during the winter and early spring months to design and construct their own boat, log their progress and compare experiences. The three boats will be launched together at a joint celebratory event at 9 a.m.  Saturday May 10, on Deal Lake in Asbury Park.

“Boat building utilizes math and building skills, advances critical thinking and most importantly reinforces the true meaning of teamwork,” said Joe Pacelli, the headmaster at Oak Hill Academy.

Ranney’s Head of School, John W. Griffith, Ph.D. said, “This opportunity will allow students to share many creative talents and technical abilities. We look forward to sharing ideas with Sisters Academy, Oak Hill and members of our community.”

Sister Mary Lou Miller, the principal of Sisters Academy added, “We welcome this wonderful opportunity both educationally and socially for the students in all three schools.”




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