Four Waupaca teams qualified for the state Destination Imagination tournament.
Waupaca sent 10 teams to the Northeast Regional Destination ImaginationTournament, March 16, in Oconto Falls.
Destination Imagination is a competitive, creative problem solving, extracurricular activity. Teams solve a particular challenge during the school year and present their solutions in a skit format.
The elementary team of the 4Bs, and the middle school team, Sixth Sense, both took first place in the Wind Visible challenge.
The Invisiwind 5, also an elementary team, placed second in Wind Visible challenge.
For that challenge, teams designed and created kinetic art that moved by wind energy and incorporated an invisible visitor into their skit.
The 4Bs also garnered two Da Vinci Awards, and one Renaissance Award, given for exceptional creativity, design and team work.
Waupaca’s elementary team, Twist of Magic, took first place in the Twist-O-Rama challenge. That challenge required the team to build a structure with glue and team-chosen materials that could withstand a torque-induced impact. The students also needed to produce a skit with the same building materials.
Other teams participating in the regional tournament were the Rising Star Teams (first and second graders): the JAHMMS-sters, Wicky Waacky Waupaca Wonders, and Trashy’s Super Stars, in the ROY G BIV challenge, learning about colors.
The elementary teams of Glitter and Garbage, (placing third), and WLC Action Crew, competed in the In Disguise challenge, which required non-verbal theatrical techniques.
The high school team, Flaming Comet Chickens, competed in Change in Realitee, an improvisational challenge.
The first and second placing teams will compete at the state tournament in Stevens Point on April 13.