Frederick County Public Schools’ students competed Saturday, April 1 in the Destination Imagination state tournament at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Two of the school system’s 14 state-qualifying teams placed high enough to earn the distinction of representing the state at global finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 24-27.
Destination Imagination is an annual worldwide, creative problem-solving competition. To determine winning teams, judges observe how well students use improvisational skills in instant-challenge problems and how well they have prepared for the competition’s long-term challenges. This year’s competition topics were 3-Peat; In It Together; Ready, Willing, and Fable; Show & Tech; and Top Secret.
“Moving on to the global competition for Destination Imagination is quite an honor for these students, their families, their schools, and FCPS,” said Meg Lee, FCPS supervisor of Advanced Academics. “We are proud of the ways these teams use creativity, collaboration, and out-of-the-box problem solving to approach the challenges presented in Destination Imagination.”
Teams advancing to the global finals are as follows:
*Linganore High students Lincoln Robisch and Garrett Wiehler, with team manager Marie Wiehler. Garrett and Lincoln won globals last year in the improvisational challenge, taking first of 69 teams at the global level.
*Oakdale Middle students Kayla Brightman, Ryan Brightman, Bella Carter, Emma Chang, Jacob Demory and Evangeline Gold, with team manager Isaac Chang
For more information, please visit http://www.globalfinals.org/