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Three Destination Imagination Teams Head to Globals

High School Engineering Team poses after winning state.

On Saturday, April 6, three of Sevastopol’s Destination Imagination teams qualified for the global competition in Kansas City, MO, by placing first or second at the state tournament.

Destination Imagination is a project-based, kid-driven program that teaches kids to be problem solvers. Teams of students use STEM to create unique solutions to one of the different challenges in preparation for competitions. 

The high school team, consisting of Liam Schultz, Finn Mathews, Zoey Copiskey, Victoria Fiscus, Marcus Mann, Ben Martin, and Evan Isaksen, competes in the engineering challenge “Going the Distance.” They had to make a launcher to launch bean bags into different configurations and create a performance about an ordinary character who becomes a catalyst.  

DI is all about being creative and having fun, which is why students enjoy the program.

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“I love how you can imagine something and turn it into a creation, reality,” freshman Mann said.

This team has won globals the previous two years, so the pressure is on to perform well at this year’s competition. The team is still striving to improve before the competition.

“We want to win and get our set to have more technology involved,” Freshmen Copiskey said.

On Saturday, April 20, the Sevastopol Destination Imagination program held its second-annual Road to Globals event. The event included a silent auction, bake sale, performances, and a spaghetti dinner. It raised $11,630, which will help the team fund their Globals trip.

Two other Destination Imagination teams will join the high school team at globals: the middle-level fine arts team consisting of Jaya Lama, Ali Czagas, Madi Jarosh, Grace Brandenburg, Preston Surfus, Henry Mathews, and Willa Raynier and the middle-level scientific team consisting of Silas Martin, Shane Leist, Jackson Toivonen, Ryder Ortmayer, Will Ortmayer, Addison Sanders, and Maggie Thomas.

The teams leave on May 21 and start competing on May 22 in Kansas City, MO. 

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