Saturday, March 29, 2014

Destination Imagination

We're delighted to share the following Destination Imagination results with you.
Our congratulations and best wishes to all of the students and their coaches; these projects demonstrate creative thinking and perseverance!

The 5th grade Destination Imagination team known as The Invincible Clippers won first place in their State competition last Saturday 3/22! They are doing a community services project with all the Rowe School First Graders. They go into the classrooms and play educational games that they created. This is a great success! The team members include: Loey Waterman, Annie Lowenstein, Claudia Coolidge, Natalie Teare, Amelia Watt, Ellie Zimmerman, and Abby Hill.

The 5th grade Team The 7 Clipper Stooges included Parker Harnett, Ned Lane, Colin Senger, Margaret McNeil, Blake Venden, Emerson Pardales and Puja Patel. They earned 3rd place at the State Competition for their challenge, "The Tension Builds".

The 7th grade DI team The Sour Patch Kids competed in a Structural Challenge that involved designing and building a structure made only of wood, glue, and fishing line weighing less than 80 grams. The structure was then placed on a pyramid base, and was tested to see how much weight it could hold. The structure, which weighed 53 grams, held 295 pounds! Additionally, the team wrote and performed a skit which depicted a situation of tension and stability, and designed a prop which they then constructed during the performance time.

This was the only team competing at the Middle Level. They did a great job with all facets of their challenge including teamwork, creativity, and "out of the box thinking." This team qualified to go on to the Global Competition in May! Members of this team are: Emma Walsh, Mackenzie Peloquin, Vicky Williams, Lulu Rasor, Alex Manthorne, Sophia Noack

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