Medina sending 2 teams to Kansas City for Destination Imagination finals

Posted 3 May 2019 at 1:09 pm

Provided photo: From left include some of Medina’s Destination Imagination team members, Margaret Klotzbach, Christopher Goyette, Kody Leno, Jessica Granchelli, Ray Paull and Jack Masse.

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – After achieving honors for creativity, teamwork and innovation in regional and state academic tournaments, two Medina High School teams have earned the right to compete in Destination Imagination’s Global Finals, the world’s largest celebration of student creativity, to be held May 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Team One members include Jack Masse, Margaret Klotzbach, Christopher Goyette, Jessica Granchelli, Kody Leno and Ray Paull. Team Two includes Devin Griffin, James Bieliski, Sophia Cardone, Abby Blount, Lexi Hare and Mary Flores.

They will compete with other teams in one of seven, open-ended challenges that require students to apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, in addition to their talents in improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork, community service and social entrepreneurship.

“The teams have worked very hard are extremely proud of them,” said, Nicole Goyette, team manager.

The Medina team members are among more than 8,000 students representing more than 1,400 teams that will advance to Global Finals. This year, 150,000 students have participated in tournaments throughout the U.S. and 30 countries in hopes of earning a spot at the Global Finals competition in May.

The team is looking for any donations to help defer the cost of the trip to Global Finals. Donations can be made to: Medina CSD, and write “Destination Imagination donation” on the memo line.

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