D.I. Scored Big at State

D.I. Scored Big at State
Posted on 04/18/2019
Elementary bannerOn Saturday, April 13th, eight West Platte teams competed at the state of Missouri Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals, at Missouri Southern State University, in Joplin, Missouri. All teams presented the unique solution to their chosen challenge and represented West Platte well! Three teams finished in first place, and three teams finished in second place. First place teams automatically advance to compete at the international competition, Global Finals. In addition to our three first place teams, one of our second place teams has been invited to compete at the tournament. This year Global Finals will be held at the KC Convention Center in Kansas City, May 22-25. Over 8,000 students from 15 countries will compete this year at Global Finals, and we are proud to be able to send four teams to the tournament! Cole Vandel completed his 14thyear of DI competition, and was recognized and awarded a Missouri Creative Adventures (MOCA) scholarship at the state tournament. Congratulations to our West Platte DI award winners:

1st Place/Advancing to Global Finals – Elementary Level, Service Learning (Escape Artists)
Competitive Couch Potatoes: Sophie Grier, Molly Cline, Morgan VanNatta, Ivy Lewis, Aiden Hamilton, Addison Bailey

1st Place/Advancing to Global Finals – Elementary Level, Fine Arts (Game On!)
Blue Jays Do It Better Together: Peyton Cook, Eliana Clark, Molly Kelley, Charly O'Neal

2nd Place – Elementary Level, Scientific Challenge (Medical Mystery)
CDC Children’s Disease Control: Brodie Edmonds, Ryan Frost, Siena Allison, Brieyn Elmore, Evan Sanchez, Joseph Sanchez, Lillian Bogart

1st Place/Advancing to Global Finals – Senior Level, Improv (Heads Up)
WP Varsity: Cole Vandel, Conner Bolch, Wyatt Kleman, Coy Kirby

2nd Place/Advancing to Global Finals - Senior Level, Scientific Challenge (Medical Mystery)
This Is Your Instant Challenge: Blake Schoon, Amber Pennington, Matik Heskin

2nd Place/High Instant Challenge – Senior Level, Service Learning (Escape Artists)
Birdbox: Alexander Wendorff, Melanie Waters, Ally Santo, Hannah Kleman, Hailey Shepardson