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Forum staff reports, Published May 15 2013

Moorhead DI teams headed to Global Finals

MOORHEAD – Two Moorhead Destination Imagination teams took first place in their divisions at the recent state Destination Imagination Tournament in Champlin Park.

The DI Vinci’s, a ninth-grade Moorhead High School team, placed first in Challenge B Wind Visible and received a Renaissance award for outstanding design.

Anthony Johnson, David Thibert, Seamus Neill, Alex Volk and Nick Cameron researched wind energy and incorporated it into an eight-minute presentation in which an “Invisible Visitor” sets something in motion. The team also created a piece of kinetic art that used wind energy to initiate and sustain motion for 15 seconds.

The same team took third in Improv, Challenge D Change in Realitee.

The Yards for Youth team of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade Horizon Middle School and Moorhead High School students took first in ProjectOutreach.

Abigail Johnson, Emily Karevold, Claire Twedt, Caroline Wirries, Hannah Hendrickson and Emily Pratt addressed a community need with their Yards For Youth sew-a-thon in which they sewed – with the help of volunteers – and donated 325 pillow cases to Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo.

The team made a movie on the project and incorporated a news conference into an eight-minute presentation.

Both teams will compete May 22-25 at the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn.