Niagara Falls Soap Box Derby Set for May 28th on Pine Avenue

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The Niagara Falls City School District, the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 are bringing back an old tradition with new flare. Please join us for a Memorial Day Soap Box Derby on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10 am on Pine Avenue.

The soap box cars have been built, and will be raced by, local Gaskill and Lasalle Preparatory School students as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum. STEAM is designed to motivate students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. Construction of the vehicles was funded by the school district’s 21st Century grant and painting services were donated by Jocoy’s Collision, Inc.

The Memorial Day Soap Box Derby offers the opportunity for Niagara Falls students to show off their hard work and have some fun in the process. It also serves as another example of the positive results that partnerships between the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls City School District create. The derby will be organized into two car heats, raced by the student-builders themselves. The Niagara Falls Police Department will host a Kickin’ It With The Cops Picnic immediately after the races, on the from lawn of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. Traffic will be closed on Pine Avenue from Portage Road to 15th Street, and we ask that guests park on side streets.

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