Prescott Middle School hosts successful Destination ImagiNationThe Destination ImagiNation (DI) West Central Regional competition hosted by the Prescott Middle School on Feb. 25 “was a huge success,” said Yvonne Zarnstorff.
PRESCOTT--The Destination ImagiNation (DI) West Central Regional competition hosted by the Prescott Middle School on Feb. 25 “was a huge success,” said Yvonne Zarnstorff.
Anne Kressly and Zarnstorff are DI West Central Regional Directors and coordinated the effort. Several school districts had teams participating in the tournament, including: Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, Altoona, Mondovi, Colfax, Bloomer, Cadott, New Richmond and Hudson. Each of the 42 teams who competed averaged six members.
So, there were about 250 students who took part in this year’s competition. The competitors’ performances included two-part presentations with an Instant Challenge. Prescott’s DI teams did an outstanding job.
@bc:Elementary-level teams advance
@t:The Solar Geeks, a team of Malone fourth graders, captured first place in their challenge--The Solar Stage. Team members include: Lucas Ackman, Alexis Fredericks, Andrew Heinze, Lauran Korfhage, Preston Raden, Delaney Radkey and Sydney Seeley.
The Solar Stage coaches are: Jason Fredericks, Rachel Raden and Lisa Seeley. They will represent the West Central Region while they compete for the state championship at the state competition to be held in Stevens Point on April 14.
There were 12 teams competing in Coming Attractions, a challenge about making a movie trailer, at the elementary level. Two of Malone’s teams competing in this category won awards.
The Big Trick, with team members Elsie Dempsey-Rice, Grace Gale, Morgan Lundeen, Piper Petroske and Shay Stenroos, took first place and will compete at the state-level competition in Stevens Point. Their coaches are Tina Grones and Melyssa Rice.
Also, The Awesome Mother Ducks took third place in the competition. Team members include: Jacob Boatman Smaida, Alex Ewing, Kyle Hildebrandt, Zach Knee, Zachary Maaske, Wesley Phillips and Brandon Rundquist. The Awesome Mother Ducks’ coaches are Joni Knee and Samantha Maaske.
Middle school finalists
Prescott Middle School’s News to Me team competed in the Improv Challenge and earned first place!
Members are Alyssa Babcock, Grace Carey, Cassie Janovec, Mattie Milke and Madeline Nelson, McKenzie Purdom and Brittany Shelstad. They will represent the West Central Region at State competition. Their coaches are Korie Babcock and Lori Janovec.
There were nine teams competing in the Coming Attractions category at the middle school competition level. Prescott Middle School Team no. 4 took second place. Group team members are: Cade Budworth, Sarah Burris, MacKenzie Clymer, Birgitte Nelson, Andrew Rozmiarek and Brady Schmidt. Their manager is Paula Kalinosky.
The Helpers is a DI team working on a community-based project. They will present it on Saturday, March 24, in Spooner.
The team will also compete at the state competition on April 14. This team is comprised of Riley Anfinson, Emily Banitt, Macie Biscoe, Sydney Fleming, Braeden Riley, Grace Veranth and Anna Wolf.
This event wouldn’t have been possible without all who volunteered their time and effort. All of the DI competitors made the event a success by sharing their creative talents and displaying the team effort that went into their presentations.
Congratulations to all of the students who will compete in the state championship tournament!