Our thanks to Heidi Miller for sharing this exciting information about our students' participation in Destination Imagination:
18 HMS students competed in the state Destination Imagination competition Saturday at the University of Maine. Both 6th grade teams earned 1st place and an invitation to the global competition in Tennessee. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!
5th Grade Team "Huggle Monsters"
Team Managers: Andrea Connor & Heidi Miller
DI Project Challenge, Feary Tales- These girls wrote an original script about the fear of hugs. They included original songs, dance, artwork, scenery, and technology to create an illusion.
6th Grade Team "G.P.Y.L."
Team Manager: Katherine Gallant
DI Project Challenge, Brand Aid – This challenge was about discovering a community need and helping to raise awareness. Team GPYL created a brand they named "Cocoa 4 a Cause." They sold cocoa at the skating pond to raise money for the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry. They developed a logo, jingle, puzzle and presentation that showcased their hard work. They also created a Flipagram that showed them selling cocoa, purchasing groceries and touring the food pantry.
6th Grade Team "Da Y-Town Junkies"
Team Manager: Carrie Martin
DI Structural Challenge, Lose to Win - This challenge was about designing and building the lightest structure possible not to exceed 75 grams out of wood, playing cards, glue and/or tape that would hold up a 10 lb pressure board while parts of the structure were removed with a team built removal device. This team built a structure that weighed 74.5 grams out of balsa wood, playing cards and glue and they were successful in removing 35.3 grams before the pressure board collapsed the remaining structure. This challenge also entailed a simultaneous performance of a story with a prop about how something is transformed and revealed to be something completely different. The team members wrote a story and put on a performance with team-built props about a hungry farmer needing food for his family and they transformed a Belted Galloway cow into a T-bone steak.