Two Sequim teams of fourth- and fifth-graders are vying for top honors at the state Destination Imagi-Nation competition on March 31 in Wenatchee.
The competition unites students worldwide by promoting student creativity, teamwork and problem-solving with team challenges in community service; technical/mechanical design; scientific exploration; theater, literature and fine arts; improvisation; and structural/architectural design.
Last year, Team Lugnuts, consisting of Erin Gordon, Riley Scott, Blake Wiker and Johnnie Young, took first in state in the “Unidentified Moving Objects” challenge and placed 14th in the Global Finals competition in Knoxville, Tenn. This year they’ve added Kaitlyn Viada and placed first at regionals in Silverdale for the “Assembly Required” challenge.
“SST” team members Morgana Fergusson, Cooper Bryan and Vita Olson took first place in the “Solar Stage” scientific challenge.
Two other teams placed second: “Got Acting” with Damon Little, Porter Funston, Emerson Wright, Blaise Beuke and Chloe Goldate for the “Coming Attractions” fine arts challenge and the “News Nighthawks” team of Sean Weber, Emma Beuke and Jonathan Heintz for the “News to Me” improvisational challenge.
Students are all part of the Highly Capable program in Sequim Community School. For more on Destination ImagiNation, visit www.idodi.org.