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PHOTOS: Students Race Cardboard Canoes

Annual event sponsored by college includes local high school, middle school students

Duct tape and cardboard were the main ingredients of boats that sailed the Ocean County College pool last week.

The annual event at the college, which consists of students racing canoes they design and build out of cardboard, duct tape and other basic materials, is part of Ocean County College's Tech Prep program.

Lake Riviera Middle School's Tommy Costanza, Jack Jachim, Shariff Osorio, Mike Phelan, Shaun Smith and Jason Wilkowski sailed to victory in the 2012 Cardboard Canoe Race at Ocean County College last week.

Students from Ocean County Vocational Technical School and elswhere in Ocean County partipicated in the Toms River event.

The program is designed to promote problem solving and teamwork skills among the county's youth.

The students from took first place overall in the race, which is held at the college's pool.

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