Earlier this month, Lake County’s 7th and 8th grade Destination Imagination teams took 1st place in their challenge section at the regional tournament at Rifle High School. This victory allows BOTH teams to continue on to the state tournament in Denver at the Auraria Campus on April 25, according to Jennifer Wronski, the Gifted and Talented Coordinator for Lake County School District.
Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Their purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.
Every year, DI offers seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables students to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Academic tournaments take place around the world where teams have the opportunity to present their solutions to trained appraisers. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. In working to solve our Challenges, teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage), step outside of their comfort zones to pursue ideas and make presentations, and build on their unique strengths.
Seussical, the musical continues this weekend with tonight’s 7:30 p.m. performance, presented by the Lake County High School Choral and Theatre troupe, under the direction of Scott Carroll, the Director of Choral and Theatre Activities at Lake County High School. Saturdays’s final performance on March 21 is a matinee performance at 2 p.m.
Tickets $6 (Children, Students, Seniors) and $10 for Adults available at LINK or call 719-486-6888 x2019.