THE LANDING SCHOOL HOLDS ITS 40th LAUNCH & GRADUATION
The Landing School recently held its 40th Annual Launch and Graduation. Friends, family, staff, boat-owners, and community members all came together to celebrate the students’ incredible achievements throughout the 2018-19 academic year.
Last Friday, students launched the boats they had constructed over the last eight months on the Kennebunk River for the first time! Altogether, students in our Wooden Boat Building program built five boats, three of which are larger powerboats called LS-17s and two of which are smaller double-enders. All three LS-17s, a center console version and two other runabouts versions of the design, are currently for sale.
In addition to the five boats made in Wooden Boat Building, our Composites program also presented three student-made Martha’s Tenders. These boats are made entirely of Composite materials, including the seats which are carbon fiber. After christening the Composite dinghies with champagne (a boating tradition), students put them on the water for the first time! Students later included their family and friends in this joyous occasion by taking them for rides down the river.
Following Launch, The Landing School conducted its 40th Graduation Ceremony. Roughly half of the graduating class will be returning for a second year to complete their Associate’s Degree. Most, if not all, of those who are not returning have already secured jobs in the industry. Congratulations to The Landing School Graduating Class of 2018-2019!