Destination Imagination team members are Terry Sutherland (seated on the team car), Nick Donovan (kneeling), (back row, left to right) Zachary Wells, Christa Benn, Garrett Henderson and Austin Keeney. With the exception of Sutherland, all of the team members will be making return visits to Knoxville, Tenn., and the Destination Imagination Global Competition.

Destination Imagination Team Headed for Nationals in Tennessee



Destination Imagination team members are Terry Sutherland (seated on the team car), Nick Donovan (kneeling), (back row, left to right) Zachary Wells, Christa Benn, Garrett Henderson and Austin Keeney. With the exception of Sutherland, all of the team members will be making return visits to Knoxville, Tenn., and the Destination Imagination Global Competition.
Destination Imagination team members are Terry Sutherland (seated on the team car), Nick Donovan (kneeling), (back row, left to right) Zachary Wells, Christa Benn, Garrett Henderson and Austin Keeney. With the exception of Sutherland, all of the team members will be making return visits to Knoxville, Tenn., and the Destination Imagination Global Competition.

HANCOCK — On Saturday, April 4, Destination Imagination held its State Celebration at the University of Maine campus in Orono, beginning at 8 a.m. with the ending ceremonies starting at 5 p.m.

Teams competed in their individual challenges at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. The teams that took first place within their level and challenge were invited to attend the Destination Imagination Global Competition, held in Knoxville, Tenn., the third week of May.

A local team, Christa’s Devils from Hancock, earned a first-place position with their solution for the Middle Level Challenge of Operation Cooperation. The team designed and built two machines, one of which had to carry a team member, which worked cooperatively to accomplish tasks, such as towing, lifting and release and capture of an object. Their innovative designs also earned them the Renaissance Award for their team carrying vehicle and a scale wooden Ferris wheel that was lit and turned.

The team now has a new challenge to be able travel to Tennessee and present their team solution to the Global Competition. They will need to earn $1,000 per person. Bottle drives, raffles and car washes are being planned to help raise the money.

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Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]