PARIS – SAD 17 had two Destination Imagination teams entered in the state competition held on April 9 in Orono.

Oxford Hills Middle School brought home a trophy for third place in the Sudden Serendipity Challenge. The team created a story about a crazy inventor who was trying to get a patent passed. Twin sisters, Kelsey Doney and Sorrel Dunn, got into mischief and started a series of events which led to a serendipity event, which changed the invention so it could be patented.

Alex Kumaki, Jason Aube and Phoenix McLaughlin are the other team members. “I like doing DI because it is fun! It also gives me a chance to express myself creatively,” said Kelsey Doney.

The Oxford Hill Comprehensive High School team was made up of Karen Kumaki, Kyle Ivey, Hilary White, Ben Reis and Dan Millett. Jeremy Santos was unable to attend but his original rap song was performed by Millett. It was a big part of the three “side trips” the team created. The song enabled the team to earn the highest points in the side trip part of the scoring.

Destination Imagination will begin new challenges in the fall. More team managers are needed in the volunteer organization, so that more children can experience the program in the Oxford Hills area. Anyone 18 years and older can be a manager.

Anyone interested in forming a team should contact Sara Reis, district coordinator for SAD 17, at [email protected], or call the administration office at 743-8972.

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