Old Saybrook Students to Compete in Submarine Race

NBC Connecticut: Students at Old Saybrook High School are sinking below the surface for a special competition.

Students at Old Saybrook High School are sinking below the surface for a special competition.
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They’ll head to the International Submarine Race in Bethesda, Maryland, in June. “They’re a very eclectic group,” said team adviser Gretchen Bushnell. “All ages, freshman through seniors, some kids who want to be pilots, some kids who want to be support staff, some who want to be mechanics.”

The submarine called “Jessie” is pedal powered and built by students like Peter Blank, a junior, who also plans to pilot the sub in the race.

Read more about the Old Saybrook High School students who are prepping for the International Submarine Race in Bethesda, Maryland.