Thabeban State School seniors An Pham, Kiracy Groom, Tom Nowack, Sam Groom, Ty Ryan-Kinnest, Jakarni Appo, Shyla Appo, Emma Hurley, Amber Evans and Taylor Shield came first, second, third and fourth at the tech challenge in Maryborough.
Thabeban State School seniors An Pham, Kiracy Groom, Tom Nowack, Sam Groom, Ty Ryan-Kinnest, Jakarni Appo, Shyla Appo, Emma Hurley, Amber Evans and Taylor Shield came first, second, third and fourth at the tech challenge in Maryborough. MAX FLEET

Sailing to national contest

THABEBAN State School students are floating on a wave of success after taking out the top four positions in the solar boat racing at the Maryborough Technology Challenge.

However, it is not all calm seas for the talented students, who are desperately chasing funding to go to the Australian International Model Solar Challenge, in Melbourne, this month.

The school has been busily raising funds through cupcake days, raffles, busking and lolly guess competitions, but they are still coming up short.

Principal Brad Young is calling for the community to come forward and support the school by jumping on board a sunset boat cruise fundraiser being held tomorrow night.

“It would be such a great opportunity for the kids,” Mr Young said.

“It had taken between three and four years of work for them to get these boats to the stage they are at now. Some of these kids have never left Queensland, so we really want to get them there.”

To book for the cruise, or to donate, telephone Trudi Riseley on 0418 883 261.



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