Two St. Patrick School teams advance to Destination Imagination’s Global Finals

After achieving honors for creativity, teamwork and innovation in regional and state academic tournaments, two teams from St. Patrick School in Fredericksburg — “Names are Overrated” and “Bacon Wizards” —  have earned the right to compete in Destination Imagination’s Global Finals, the world’s largest celebration of student creativity, to be held May 24–27 in Knoxville, Tenn.

The middle school team “Names are Overrated” will compete with other teams in the technical challenge Show and Tech, one of seven open-ended challenges that require students to apply science, technology, engineering and math skills in addition to their talents in improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork, community service and social entrepreneurship. The students built two stages, including a stage that spins and a scissor-lift stage powered by a DeWalt drill, made their costumes, and created an original comedy routine and a musical headlining act.

The elementary school team “Bacon Wizards” will compete with other teams in the fine arts challenge Vanished. The team created their own story about a disappearing color and its impact on the world, a colorful character and a technical vanishing act that involves a duct tape fish and its vanishing stripes powered by a drill.

Destination Imagination has had a positive impact on more than 1.5 million students who have taken part in its acclaimed academic program. This year, 150,000 students have participated in tournaments throughout the U.S. and 30 countries in hopes of earning a spot at the Global Finals competition in May.

These teams are among more than 8,000 students representing more than 1,400 teams that will advance to Global Finals 2017.

This article originally appeared in the Free Lance-Star.

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