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Local schools place in state tourney

April 12, 2000|By JULIE E. GREENE

Frederick High School will send a team to the international competition Destination 2000 after winning Saturday at the Destination Imagination state tournament, according to a regional director.

Three Washington County schools, meanwhile, also placed in the state competition held at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.

Frederick High won for the "If Music Be the Food of Life ... Play On!" category, in which the students had to create a musical performance that tells a story or creates a mood without writing or speaking, said Georgiana Keller, regional director for the Western Region of Maryland Creative Problem Solvers.

Destination Imagination promotes teamwork and creativity by assigning teams of students loosely worded tasks and problems.

Members of Frederick High's winning team are Joshua R. Neeriemer, Elaine Gee, Ursula Lukszo, Adam Newhart, Pamela Rowlett, Amy Wagner and Sarah Hughes.

The team's managers are Kathleen Bengali and Carole K. Pecora.

The Frederick High team will compete in the international competition to be held at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, on May 24-28, Keller said.

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Teams from four other Western Maryland schools also placed in the state competition, according to Keller.

They are:

* Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, which placed second in "Mixing Apples and Oranges" and second place in "If Music Be the Food of Life ... Play On!"

* St. Mary's School's intermediate team, which placed third in "Instant Pudding Improv."

* Williamsport Elementary School, which placed fourth in "Mixing Apples and Oranges."

* Lincolnshire Elementary, which placed fifth in "Eggsploration."

A Washington County school and a Frederick student both received the Renaissance Award, given for outstanding design, engineering or performance, Keller said.

They were Northern Middle School's team for "Eggsploration" and Megan Sonnenberg of St. John's Literary Institution at Prospect Hall. Sonnenberg was a member of the secondary team for "It's Impastable!"

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