Pictured from the DI Otters team are (from left) 3rd grader Theo Baern of Westford, 3rd grader Dylan Kaplan of Littleton, 3rd grader Amalia Nagale of Bolton, 2nd grader Claire Westlund of Groton, 3rd grader Shane Trabulsi of Harvard, 3rd grader Prisha Dedhia of Acton, and (in the back row) team manager Sandra Nagale. Not pictured is team manager Audra Kaplan. (courtesy - Debbie Lusiter)

Westford Resident Competes in Destination Imagination Regional Tournament

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Six Destination Imagination teams from Oak Meadow School recently competed at the Chelmsford and Yarmouth Regional Tournaments. Two of the teams earned first place honors and moved on to the State Tournament at WPI, where they both then qualified to be invited to Globals Tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee in May. Good luck to these two teams as they represent Oak Meadow School at Globals, and congratulations to all six teams on their achievements at the regional tournaments! Destination Imagination, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides project-based educational programs to foster creativity and innovation in students.
Pictured from the DI Otters team are (from left) 3rd grader Theo Baern of Westford, 3rd grader Dylan Kaplan of Littleton, 3rd grader Amalia Nagale of Bolton, 2nd grader Claire Westlund of Groton, 3rd grader Shane Trabulsi of Harvard, 3rd grader Prisha Dedhia of Acton, and (in the back row) team manager Sandra Nagale. Not pictured is team manager Audra Kaplan. (courtesy - Debbie Lusiter)

Pictured from the DI Otters team are (from left) 3rd grader Theo Baern of Westford, 3rd grader Dylan Kaplan of Littleton, 3rd grader Amalia Nagale of Bolton, 2nd grader Claire Westlund of Groton, 3rd grader Shane Trabulsi of Harvard, 3rd grader Prisha Dedhia of Acton, and (in the back row) team manager Sandra Nagale. Not pictured is team manager Audra Kaplan. (courtesy – Debbie Lustiber)

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.