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2017-2018 Features

Merlo Students​ present Wind & Oar boat

Merlo Community High School students, teachers and representatives from Wind & Oar Boat School presented a classic row boat to sponsor and Columbia Sportswear President and CEO Tim Boyle. Students built the boat over the course of seven months in Merlo's "Boat Geometry" Math elective.

Students not only learn to apply their Math skills in the class, they also learn teamwork, problem solving, engineering & design and craftsmanship.

Student Donovan Hall told Boyle the class got him into the mindset of building things and made him want to come to school. It also inspired Donovan to take welding at Portland Community College this coming Spring.