Waxahachie Global High School team members took first place honors in an armada cardboard boat race at the recent TSA state leadership conference.

The team also won first place in craftsmanship based upon its technical drawings and merits.

“This is a big accomplishment for us since we are a new chapter and only have freshman in our group,” said April Moon, engineering instructor.

“We competed against 12 other schools across the state. Our kids worked hours upon hours preparing for this competition - building and testing three different prototypes, practicing rowing in a pool and preparing the paperwork.

“They really came together as a team and I am very proud that they won both awards against established chapters and older students,” Moon said, crediting also the “many” Global High School students for their help in working on the boat design and construction.

The team’s three members who participated at the contest were Johnny Luckau, Will Porter and Taylor Edwards.

“This is Global High’s very first ever competition against other schools, which makes it even cooler that they won,” Moon said.