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The K-2nd grade team, The Seven Brains, presented a creative solution with a story about the Wizard on the Mountain in the “Change in Direction” Rising Stars challenge. The 2nd-3rd grade team, The DI Otters, tackled the “Get a Clue” fine arts challenge – a mystery where even the team didn’t know who the mystery maker was until it unfolded on stage! The 4th-5th grade team, The Fabulous Four, presented their solution to the “Get a Clue” challenge with an original story set in the time of Ancient Egypt. The DI Otters and The Fabulous Four teams both did very well, creating entertaining solutions and finishing fourth and fifth respectively in the Elementary category. The Keep Calm and Recycle On team (6th and 7th graders) tackled “The Meme Event”, a Community Service challenge. Their solution addressed the need for recycling programs and raised funds for a water bottle refilling station at Oak Meadow School. They placed second in the Middle Level. The Girl Power team (5th thru 7th graders) presented their solution to the “Get a Clue” fine arts challenge. Their mystery, set in the “old west”, earned first place honors, qualifying them to move on to States. They also were awarded “The Renaissance Award” for Outstanding Design, Engineering or Performance. The AeroFloatationers (5th thru 8th graders) presented their solution to the “Pace of Change”. This was a technical challenge in which the team created a vehicle that alternately was a Hovercraft and then used wheels, powered by a cordless drill, to make trips, integrated with their story. They earned first place honors in the Middle School level and also moved on to States. They also received “The Spirit of DI Award” for exceptional Spirit and Teamwork.