Country Academy's 7*Up Destination Imagination team took first place in
the category of Private DI at the State Destination Imagination
competition held at the University of Wisconsin, Steven's Point. The
team has earned the honor of competing at the Global Finals in
Lake Country Academy's 7*Up beat out 15 other teams at the state level to advance to the Global Finals.
Imagination is the world's largest creative problem solving
organization encompassing more than 300,000 participants in 45
countries. Destination Imagination teaches its participants creative
and critical thinking, teamwork, time management and problem solving.
Private DI, 7*Up needed to present an improv skit that included a
superstition and a superstition detector as well as a sleuth and three
of nine film genres that were researched prior to the competition.
They were unaware of which film genres, sleuths or superstition they
would have to integrate into their skit until thirty minutes before
they performed in front of the judges. A minute before their
presentation, they were presented a "surprise" element that would also
need to be incorporated into their six minute skit. Everything they
used in their presentation had to be listed on a pre approved material
sheet and fit into a 2' x 2' box.
Lake Country Academy is working on fundraising efforts to enable their entire team can attend.
Destination Imagination Globals will be held May 19-23 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
For more information about Lake Country Academy, visit the school website at www.lakecountryacademy.com.