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Kellar’s Destination Imagination Team Places Third @ State

  After advancing through a regional tournament in March, the Kellar Destination Imagination team, "The Awkward Octopi", competed in the state tournament at Northern Illinois University in April. They participated in the Elementary Level Improvisational Challenge and finished in 3rd place. This year’s team was comprised of members Brayden P., Maiwen R., Wren T., and Ella W.

  Destination Imagination (DI) is a global program that promotes problem solving, teamwork, and creativity in students. Teams of up to seven students choose a challenge to work creatively and collaboratively to find a solution. Teams present their team challenge solutions by performing a skit in front of an audience and appraisers. The team challenges emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). In addition, the DI experience involves students in instant challenges to give students practice in rapid thinking, design, planning, and executing. In DI, the solution belongs to the team members and the team members alone. All ideas, scenery, scripts, and props are created by the team members. No one outside the team may help in any way with the solution to the challenge. Team members sign a contract prior to every tournament stating that the solution is theirs and no one outside the team helped. 




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