Six Charles County Public Schools teams competed at the global Destination Imagination tournament held May 21-24 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and two teams placed among the top 10 schools in their challenge. The Broken Fingers team from North Point High School earned a fourth-place award at the secondary level in the Pandemonium challenge, and the DItwaca team from Theodore G. Davis Middle School earned 10th place at the middle school level in the Pandemonium challenge. The DItwaca team also earned an award for having the highest instant challenge score in their category.
North Point’s Broken Fingers team competed in the Pandemonium challenge among nearly 50 high school teams to earn fourth place. Team members include North Point senior Ethan Kriemelmeyer and juniors Caitie O’Donnell and William Remik.
Davis’ DItwaca team competed among 55 teams in the Pandemonium challenge at the middle school level to earn 10th place. Team members are eighth graders Emily Decker, Carsen Essing, Andrew Gausepohl, Hannah McMillen, Lindsay Polk and Sarah Steele.
Other teams that participated in the global tournament were:
- Dig In challenge, DI Like Donuts team from John Hanson Middle and Thomas Stone High schools;
- Laugh Art Loud challenge, Little Rascals team from Indian Head Elementary School;
- Pandemonium challenge, DI’nception team from Matthew Henson and Davis Middle schools; and
- The Tension Builds challenge, Supreme DI-eties team from North Point.
The competition was divided into elementary, middle and high school team competitions, and featured six challenge categories: Dig In, Laugh Art Loud, Going To Extremes, Pandemonium, Pitch and Play and The Tension Builds. More than 1,400 teams competed at the global level, and included schools from 41 states and 16 countries. For more information and detailed event results, visit http://globalfinals.org/.
Destination Imagination is a creative problem-solving program for students in grades kindergarten through college and is active in 50 states and more than 40 countries. Teams of up to seven members work to solve different challenges and present their solutions to a panel of judges. Students compete at the regional, state and global levels.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela Murphy, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.