Sunday, February 16, 2020

Destination Imagination

Summer has really enjoyed being part of Destination Imagination at Southview, a team that gets to use a lot of creativity to complete projects such as service to the community, using random supplies to find creative solutions to timed instant challenges in both acting and building, as well as writing, preparing sets/costumes, and performing an 8 minute theatrical presentation that must meet many criteria including an electrical component.  It is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun, and she had a fantastic team of seven 4th and 5th grade students to work with, developing creativity, problem solving, leadership, teamwork, and more!  By far one of the best parts of Destination Imagination, is that Grandma and Grandpa K volunteered to help coach, which meant Summer got to be with them every Tuesday after school for practice!  After hearing all about their project and script for many months, it was really fun to see everything come together this past Saturday at their competition.  Below are some pictures and a video of their presentation.

8 minute video of their presentation:

Summer was the "troll" in their required "race against time" story, trying to keep the others from obtaining their required puzzle pieces that would keep the dinosaurs from dying.  She really had fun playing up her character!

Below are some pictures from various practices as they were preparing for their competition, completing their service project (puzzle drive and delivery for a local senior living facility), and more!

 A HUGE thank you to coaches Grandma, Grandpa, and Coach Rutherford who spent countless hours helping the kids prepare and giving them this opportunity!  The kids had a total blast and learned so much!  As it turned out, their particular category at the competition only had two teams entering, and out of the two, they scored higher, so they get to move onto state!  Fun!  It has been such a great experience for Summer, a highlight of course, was extra time with Grandma and Grandpa!


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