The next team, made up of Andrew Hansted, John Edson, Liam Stevenson, Addie Berg and Sean Weber, had to research six cultures and the mythology of each culture. They had to be prepared to do an improvisational performance on one of those cultures with a few unexpected, last-minute twists thrown in during their performance. In addition, they had to include mythological creatures in their performances.
Their comical performance made the assessors laugh out loud several times. Calling themselves the “Mythology Maniacs,” this team also placed third in the Mythology Mission challenge at regionals.
Erin Gordon, Blake Wiker, Johnny Young, and Riley Scott took first place and are moving on to the state competition, set for April 2 at Eastmont School District in Wenatchee. Top teams at state advance to a “global” competition May 25-28 in Knoxville, Tenn. The Lugnuts’ challenge was to create a device that moves objects from the top of a six-foot tower to the floor and objects from the floor to the top of the tower. The objects each had to be placed in a specific quadrant. In addition, at the beginning of the challenge, all the items necessary to build the device had to be contained within a 24-inch-by-24-inch box, and at the end of the challenge, all items had to be back in the box. The Lugnuts also had to perform a sales presentation.