A Wolfeboro teen was able to pursue his passion for boat building over the summer with a little help from a scholarship from MVSBfor the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s Youth Boat Building School.
Jacob Johnson was awarded the scholarship to attend a week-long class, during which he built a one-person plywood kayak.
Students at the Youth Boat Building School are taught how to safely assemble boat-building kits using their hands, as well as a limited number of small power tools. At the end of each session, a special launching on Lake Wentworth is held to celebrate the students’ accomplishments.
“We were so pleased to be able to provide this opportunity to another local student this year,” said Nancy Stock, Wolfeboro Branch Services Supervisor at Meredith Village Savings Bank. “The youth that participate in this program not only learn boat building skills, but also gain knowledge of water safety, develop work discipline, make new friends and end their summer with an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment.”
The New Hampshire Boat Museum is an educational organization focusing on the boating heritage and life on the lakes and rivers of New Hampshire. They serve the local community and visitors by presenting exhibits and outreach programs, events, publications and hands-on activities. For more information about the New Hampshire Boat Museum and their boat building programs, please visit: www.nhbm.org
Photo Caption: Jacob Johnson (right) is shown receiving his Youth Boat Building School Scholarship from Nancy Stock, MVSB Wolfeboro Branch Service Supervisor (left), and Lisa Ann Lutz, Executive Director, New Hampshire Boat Museum (center).