Team Penguin Posse, a Destination Imagination (DI) team from Plaza Middle School, competed in the DI state tournament this Saturday, March 28 and took home first place.
In the Creature Feature (also known as the technical challenge) Challenge, teams must first build a creature that uses technical methods to perform team-chosen actions. The Penguin Posse built their creature, Draco.
Next, students had to present a story of adventure with the creature as a character. Technical methods are used to demonstrate features of a world where the story is set. The team’s last challenge was to create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength and talents.
Congratulations to team members Mary Edwards, Joanna Tanap, Alicia Lucy, Sophia Dwight, Ava Baker, Cassie Weber and Alexandra Donovan for their hard work.
In addition, the Kemps Landing Old Donation School teams, Kids These Days and The Shoebox Apples, will be moving on the Global Finals in May. The Shoebox Apples won thirdplace for the elementary Brand Aid service learning challenge, while Kids These Days placed first in The Improv Games.
Additionally, congratulations to Annabelle Muriano, Ansley Carpenter, Callan Searing-Niiler, Hannah Dabney, Lacey Wilson and Mackenzie Whiterom from Great Neck Middle, who placed second in the DI Scientific Challenge; Team I Can’t Read This. Can Someone Help Me? from Malibu Elementary and Team raDical from Ocean Lakes High School all of whom placed in the competition and will also advance to the Global Finals Tournament in May.