Huntsville schools seek donations in order to attend glabal competition | Schools
After winning top honors for creativity and problem solving in state and regional tournaments, the” Challenger Eagles” team from Challenger Elementary School and the “DInamite DIvas” from Challenger Middle Schools earned the right to travel to Destination Imagination’s (DI) Global Finals – the largest creative thinking and problem solving competition in the world – to be held May 23 through 26 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The “Eagles” and “DInamite DIvas” will compete with other teams in the “Assembly Required” technical challenge and the “News to Me” improvisational theater challenge, respectively. These challenges are one of seven complex, open-ended challenges that require the students to apply, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), in addition to improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, and teamwork.
“The DI Global Finals are the ‘Olympics of Lateral Thought’ for students K through college and we are very excited for these two teams to make it! For several of these kids it is a dream come true after five months of hard work”, said Kennedy Edwards, DI Coordinator for both Challenger Schools.
“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to go to Globals. Some people say Disney World is where dreams come true, but for me it’s DI Global Finals,” said Camryn Edwards, member of the “DInamite DIvas”.
The “Challenger Eagles” and “DInamite DIvas” are among more than 8,000 students representing 1,200 teams at the DI Global Finals. They will compete against other teams from 46 states and 30 countries around the world! In order for the teams to go to Tennessee and compete they are actively working to raise funds through various fundraisers over the next month to defray costs of the trip. The teams would be extremely grateful for any donations to help them achieve their goal. All donations may be made payable to the Challenger Middle School PTSA (c/o Tamara Grasham), 2600 Shannon Circle, Huntsville, AL 35803.
Information from Challenger press release