Destination Imagination teams fundraising for finals

Apr 28, 2017
Courtesy of: Tina Rood H-Squared, the high-school Destination Imagination team, is among three teams fundraising to attend finals this year.

Three Destination Imagination teams from the Old Rochester School District have been invited to compete at the highest level.

H Squared, the DI Dazzlers, and the Lightning Bolts have earned the right to compete in Destination Imagination's Global Finals, the world’s largest celebration of student creativity, to be held May 24-27 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

They will compete with other teams in two open-ended challenges that require students to apply science, technology, engineering and math skills, in addition to their talents in improvisation, theater arts, writing, and innovation.

Destination Imagination (DI) has had a positive impact on more than 1.5 students who have taken part in its acclaimed academic program. This year, 150,000 students have participated in tournaments throughout the U.S. and 30 countries in hopes of earning a spot at the Global Finals competition in May.

Senior Level Team

H Squared – from Old Rochester Regional High School. The team worked on the Fine Arts Challenge “Vanished”. To solve the challenge, the team researched the meaning behind colors and told a story in which a color disappeared from the world.  This team won The Renaissance Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate extraordinary amounts of effort and preparation in their solutions and outstanding skill in engineering, design or performance.

Team Members – Ben Lafrance, Maggie Farrell, Kelsea Kidney, Pat O’Neil, and Brett Rood

Upcoming Fundraiser – May 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Car Wash at the Mattapoisett Fire House

Crowdfunding Page - https://www.youcaring.com/2017ORRDIGlobals

Middle Level Team

The DI Dazzlers –from ORR Junior High School. They worked on the Engineering Challenge –“In it Together”. Their challenge required the team to design, build and test multiple free-standing structures out of balsa wood and glue. The team was also required to develop a strategy for placing structures to support as much weight as possible. The structures built by the team held over 500 pounds at the State Tournament.

Team Members – Isabella Hunter, Emma Jones, James Yoo, Brady Kidney and Ethan Kennefik

Upcoming Fundraiser – May 6, Bake Sale and Raffle. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kitchen & Bath Details in Mattapoisett.

Crowdfunding Page: https://www.gofundme.com/send-the- di-dazzlers- to-globals

Elementary Team

The Lightening Bolts – from Rochester Memorial School. They worked on the Fine Arts Challenge “Vanished”. To solve the challenge the team researched the meaning behind colors and told a story in which a color disappeared from the world.

Team Members – Aleeya McCarthy, Alice Prefontaine, Andrew Wronski, Eva Hartley, Grace McCarthy, Theodore Cecil

Upcoming Fundraiser: May 7, 2 p.m. -5 p.m., Cornhole Tournament with live music by Grace Morrison and Kevin Lagassee. The tournament will be held at the Stonebridge Bar and Grill, Onset MA. Entries are $25 per team, with $100 to winning team. The remainder of proceeds go to the team.

Crowdfunding Page: https://www.gofundme.com/help-us- get-to- di-globals

For more information about Global Finals, visit http://globalfinals.org/.

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