The sixth-grade Destination Imagination team from McCulloch Intermediate School received the coveted Da Vinci Award for Outstanding Creativity at the DI state tournament on April 11. The award honors teams that thought creatively and with “adventurous risk” to achieve their goals.
The assignment was to build a creature that could perform three tasks within an eight minute story. The “Creativity to the Power of 6” team built a robotic dog from recycled materials that told a story set in a black and white film.
A technical snafu affected their overall score and the team placed seventh, just missing the mark to advance to the global competition. Last year, the team placed seventh in the world for the Science Challenge at the global finals.
The team also took first place in this year’s Instant Challenge.