About three dozen students from four schools in the city took wooden canoes they crafted from blank pieces of wood, and caste them on the murky waters of the Passaic River this weekend as the culmination of a program that taught them math, history, environmental science and carpentry skills.
Their excitement quickly turned into nervousness as they worried whether their hand-crafted vessels would hold their weight.
"I've never been in a boat. If we fall, I can't swim," said a clearly worried Jazmine Serrano, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from William H. Brown Academy.
But she said she also couldn't pass up the chance to try a boat she helped make from scratch.
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