Success for Orono Destination Imagination Teams
Congratulations to all the Destination ImagiNation teams that competed in West Metro DI Competition in Maple Grove on Saturday, February 22. Destination ImagiNation is an exhilarating after-school activity in which students learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving as they work in teams to solve mind-bending challenges and then present their solutions at tournaments. More than 100,000 students across the United States and in more than 30 countries participate each year. Every season, teams focus on designing and creating solutions to two separate types of challenges: Team Challenges and Instant Challenges. Tournament standings are based on a combination of scores in these two areas.
The Questioneers won first place for Elementary Level Scientific Challenge that blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art. Congratulations to Lillia Hoffman, Ava Kisner, Gwen Klug, Aria Sanden, Mary Jan Stephens.
Unicorns Eat Tacos third place Elementary Level Technical Challenge that prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills. Congratulations to Kamran Shah, Gabriel Hyrien, Anders Kaufman, Carson Meyer, Harrison Sparks.
Yak Attack won first place for Middle School Level Scientific Challenge that blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art. Congratulations to Oscar Bertram, Rosie Kingsley, McKenna Monger, Katherine Springmeyer, Ethan Tuikki, Olivia Monger.
My Dog Ate It won second place for Middle Level Improvisational Challenge that is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot. Congratulations to Lucia Becerra, Abbey Henry, Ainsley Kaufman, Chase Scholbohm, Alisha Shah, Bella Sherman.
Chemical Rice and Blueberry Sauce won first place in Middle School Level Service Learning Challenge that is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues. On the team is Ava Robbins, Kayla Seely, Daniel Sherman, Gabe Sherman.
Good luck to all the DI Teams that qualified for State!
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