MMS team takes first place at Destination Imagination
STEVENSVILLE — Matapeake Middle School students took first place in the state at the middle school level Destination Imagination competition. They competed Saturday, April 1 at University of Maryland Baltimore County and qualified for the nationals — Globals — to be held in May at the University of Tennessee.
Known collectively as team The Steel Enchilandas — formerly known as the Poofy Pumpernickel Flapjacks — McLain Mogel, Caleb Bradfield, Colin Bastian and Jordan Hunter, are all eighth-graders at Matapeake Middle School. The team is managed by parent volunteer Janine Hunter. Their team challenge involved a community presentation to Matapeake Elementary School for recycling awareness. All teams had to compete in a central challenge and an instant challenge in front of a panel of judges.
The DI Joes, also from MMS, placed fourth in the state in their category, narrowly missing a chance to compete in the national competition.
From left, McLain Mogel, Caleb Bradfield, Colin Bastian and Jordan Hunter, eighth-graders at Matapeake Middle School. Their team, The Steel Enchiladas (formerly known as the Poofy Pumpernickel Flapjacks), placed first in the state in the Ready, Willing and Fable category at the middle school level at Destination Imagination on April 1.