Destination Imagination Heading to Globals!

Posted On: 4/16/2018 12:57 PM

Team photo in a gym, with a medical 'dummy' on the table before them.On March 24, 2018, the Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay Destination Imagination (DI) team (Willow Stoner, Elizabeth Owens, Liam Hilton, Augustine Ros, and Smaranda Costiner) gave a great performance at the state Destination Imagination Tournament along with teams from across Massachusetts, and they qualified to move on to the Global Tournament! Their programmed maze-traveling robot, creative medical drama storyline, and catapulting appendix were all a hit with the appraisers.

This year, our DI Team designed and created a robotic maze traveler that navigated a maze on the tournament floor, selected from 8 possible mazes just moments before their performance, and integrated it into a story about a desperate patient and a surgeon with a damaged reputation to redeem. They also engineered devices to launch the damaged appendix out of the patient's body (represented by the maze) and explode a "tumor" (balloon) into a shower of confetti. They did an awesome job putting their whole performance together. They received great support from team manager and science teacher Molly Swanson.

Globals will be May 23-26 in Knoxville, Tennessee. It will be a huge, exciting event, with upwards of 17,000 attendees from all over the world. In addition to performing their solution to a huge stadium full of DI fans, they also will participate in workshops, games, parties, and loads of other fun. They also will see performances from and make friends with some of the best teams from around the world. It is an awesome accomplishment for the team to qualify for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Read more at  WHS News & Events
Photo credit: Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay


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