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Ingenuity sends team to globals

  • The Highbridge Hill Elementary School Destination Imagination team preps for their Global competition with a performance for their classmates on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • The Highbridge Hill Elementary School Destination Imagination team preps for their Global competition with a performance for their classmates on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • The Highbridge Hill Elementary School Destination Imagination team preps for their Global competition with a performance for their classmates. Staff photo by Ashley SaarI



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Monday, April 25, 2016 7:0PM

It bounces. It rolls. It’s taking them to Globals in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Destination Imagination, an nonprofit educational program for school-aged children, presents problems for kids to solve. How they solve it is up to them – which is a big draw for the students involved.

“I love being challenged, and I love team work,” said Highbridge Hill Elementary student and DI member Angeline McCabe of New Ipswich. “When you put them both together, that’s the most fun.”

Highbridge Hill’s team chose this year’s technical challenge, having to come up with a “vehicle” that could carry at least one team member across the presentation area multiple times.

But not just any vehicle – but one that could be moved forward by two different propulsion methods.

The Highbridge Hill team got creative to make a vehicle that could be bounced on two giant rubber balls, or flipped upside down to be rolled across the floor on wheels.

Their ingenuity netted them a first place win in their division for the state, earning them a place at the Destination Imagination Global competition, which is held in Tennessee on May 25-28.

But that accomplishment comes with the cost of getting the seven students to Tennessee along with their set and props – a cost of about $12,000 that needs to be raised between now and the middle of May, meaning that fundraising is in high gear for the DI team.

Cash donations are being accepted at www.gofundme.com/edxnsq4c or by mailing checks made out to HHES Destination Imagination dropped off or mailed to the school.

The team will also be fundraising through a yard sale at Mascenic Regional High School on May 7 and selling raffle tickets.

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.