St. Peter’s stu­dents rank glob­ally at in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion

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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.

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