Dudley teams take first at DI contest
Two Dudley Elementary teams won top honors at the Destination Imagination regional tournament in Ainsworth on March 24.
The teams will compete at state, on April 14, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Destination Imagination is the world’s leading creative problem solving program and competition, according to Theresa Brooks, who advises the program locally. Brooks said DI helps build important life-long skills such as creative problem solving, teamwork and divergent thinking.
Winning the challenge “Coming Attractions” was the elementary team of Madeline Daup, Lauren Waskowiak, Max Jinks, Wes Jinks, Adam Groenke, Jack Loostrom and Payton Buss.Jenny Daup and Khris Jinks are team managers.
The group also won the DaVinci award for outstanding creativity shown in their challenge solution.
Another first-place winner was the elementary team of Christopher Atteberry, Corben Libich, Brendan Libich, Brock Pentheny, Joseph Headley, Bryce Ryker and Matthew Shea in the challenge “Hold It!” Their structure held 385 pounds. Jeff Hosten serves as team manager.
Another team, composed of sixth graders Patrick Hudson, Kalib Jones, Cheyenne McVay, Kori Kowalewski, Brett Mazour and Hunter Baker, won fourth place in the middle school division in the “Coming Attractions” challenge. Dee Hudson managed this team.
Volunteers Deanna Mazour, Lois Shea and Julie Groenke were appraisers at the contest.