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Seven county Destination ImagiNation teams advance

March 30, 2009

Thirteen county teams participated in the regional Destination ImagiNation tournament in Washington County on March 21.

Seven teams qualifyed for the state-level tournament at Towson State University set for Saturday, April 18.

Destination ImagiNation is an annual worldwide, creative problem-solving competition. Judges determine winning teams by observing how well students use improvisational skills in instant challenge problems and how well teams have prepared for the long-term challenges in which they compete.

This year's competition topics were Operation Cooperation, Instinct Messaging, ViDIo Lit Hits, Private DI and A New Angle.

The following teams advanced:

Challenge A: Operation Cooperation (Technical Engineering)



Elementary

Old Forge EleMechanix

Team manager: Melody Wilson

Team members: Seth Garnand, Tyler Linn, Marie Mallane, Megan Black, Spencer Rubino, Nicholas Shirey and Samantha Pryor

Secondary

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North High Royal Canadians

Team manager: Rob McCoy

Team members: Aetagan Arivalahan, Bernard Cabatit, Oscar Shao and Rajan Patel

Challenge B: Instinct Messaging (Theater/Science/Zoology)



Elementary

Team Fountaindale

Team manager: Ann Thorn

Team members: Katherine Thorn, Katherine Hedges, Bailey Covington, Je T'aime Lyle, Camill Levine and Addie Wink

Challenge C: ViDIo Lit Hits (Theater/Fine Arts)



Elementary

Williamsport Destinator Imaginators

Team managers: Sandy and Dave Harper

Team members: Megan Budnicki, Emily Green, Derek Harper, Julia Smoot, Tim Sparks and Jordyn Truax

Secondary

North High Star Girls

Team manager: Rob McCoy

Team members: Annie Beachley, Sami Beard, Ashleigh McCoy, Emily Simmons, Emily Smith and Jackie Stewart

Challenge D: Private DI (Improvisational Theater)



Secondary

Springfield Middle

Team manager: Bonnie Fletcher

Team members: Aubrey Sparks, David Harper, Aaron Koons, Robbie Koons, Keri Kline, Carly Hanna and Brett Weaver

Challenge E: A New Angle (Structural Engineering)



Elementary

Old Forge Woodchuckers

Team managers: Emily Cilley and Jean Thomas

Team members: Marisa Carson, Zachary Garvey, Joshua Geblein, Sydney Davis, Julie Thomas, Quinn Wandalowski and Aaron Johnson

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