When 13 Frederick County Public Schools’ student teams competed in the Destination Imagination state tournament at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, two teams placed high enough to earn the distinction of representing the state at global finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 23-26.
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.
“We are delighted that these students are going on to the Global Finals of Destination Imagination, where their creativity and problem-solving skills will be showcased on the world stage,” said Meg Lee, FCPS supervisor of Advanced Academics. “It is quite an honor to represent both FCPS and Maryland, and we congratulate these students, their families, and their schools. Special thanks to their team managers and parents, without whom the program would not be possible.”
FCPS teams advancing to the global finals are as follows:
*Patriotic Eagles with students Nico Araya, Steven Berger (Oakdale Middle), Adlee Boerum (Oakdale Middle) and Charles Day (Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle) and team managers Patty Berger and Ann Kerstetter-Day
*Six Helpiteers with Oakdale Middle School students Kate Bass, Kayla Brightman, Ryan Brightman, Layla El-Sherif, Emily Hartz and Samantha Hartz and team manager Hebba Hassanein
For more information, please visit http://www.globalfinals.org/