HAGERSTOWN - Eric Rosenthal said it felt like he was at the U.S. Olympics when he and his family were at the international Destination Imagination competition in Knoxville, Tenn., over the weekend.
Destination Imagination is a problem-solving competition for school students, and nations competing at the international level over the weekend were introduced like those competing at the Olympics, Rosenthal said.
"I had chills," he said.
It would only get better for the Rosenthal family.
Rosenthal's daughter, Caroline, was on a St. Mary School middle school team that won the international title for its level.
The middle school team, known as the Mindbusters, fended off competition from 54 other teams from 14 countries to take first place, Eric Rosenthal said.
Caroline Rosenthal, talking about her win from a cell phone as she and her family were returning home to Hagerstown Sunday, said she never imagined walking away with a first-place trophy.