St. Peter’s students rank globally at international competition
Four teams from St. Peter’s School in Waldorf advanced to the Destination Imagination state semi-finals and two of those four advanced to Global Finals this year. Destination Imagination, or DI, is an international program that encourages skills such as creativity and determination in team environments. Seven challenges are presented to teams of students around the world, for them to solve and present their solutions to the challenge at competition after months of planning and writing a skit showcasing this solution.
Students in the middle level Ready, Willing, and Fable! community service challenge crafted mats for the homeless out of nothing but plastic bags, aiding shelters around the county. Those in the Top Secret! scientific challenge encoded and decoded messages utilizing encrypting methods used by experts in the cybersecurity field. And the challenge solved by the two Global Finals teams of St. Peter’s, In it Together, asked team members to write a skit in which two nations come together to solve an “International Issue,” and build two or more wooden structures to hold weights of varying mass. Both teams, the middle level Dynamic Imaginators and the elementary level Brain Storms, accomplished these feats and placed first place at regionals.
This year, the Dynamic Imaginators won fifth overall and first in the Instant Challenge, out of seventy-three other teams from states around the United States and other countries including China, South Korea, and Turkey.
Students from St. Peter’s School in Waldorf advanced to the global finals of Destination Imagination this year. Pictured in the back row are Linda Rios, left, Dominic Rios, Juan Villaflor, Kiersten Miller, Alyssa Rios, front left, Cameron Robey and Sofia Sherman.