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William Monroe Middle School students compete in Destination Imagination competition


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Chad Saylor

William Monroe Middle School students recently competed in their first Destination Imagination competition at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville. Students competed in both technical challenges and instant challenges.

Destination Imagination is a global organization that hosts team challenges for students who want to take on the entire creative process - from imagination to innovation.

Here's how our students placed and some information about their challenges:

•7th Grade: Hope Garrison, Rory Clancy, and Madelyn Watson received third place for Service Learning

This group's service learning project included an attempt to collect school supplies for students who lost their belongings to the Maui wildfires last summer. They studied the region, interviewed a Lahaina High School counselor, and created a Fantasy Map and story to go along with their project.

•6th Grade: Jett Street, Mason Parenti, Olin Shrum, and Mason Greer received third place for Engineering

•6th Grade: Asa Swain, Brennan Singer, Ben Franssen, Miles Franssen, and Kellen Ward received fourth place for Engineering

Both 6th grade teams created a catapult that could fit into a 20X20 box and created a story that incorporated the catapult. A catalyst occurred in the story that required them to transform the catapult into another type of catapult.

•8th Grade: Aniyah Humes, Tristan Gibson, Amyra Sims, Brianna Baskerfield, and Aubri Smith received 4th place for Technical Challenge

This group created a giant 7x15 pinball machine that used a soccer ball as the pinball. They also created a story in which an ordinary character had to become a hero.

Congrats to all our Dragon competitors!


  • Destination Imagination
  • WMMS
  • William Monroe Middle School