2011-05-03 / Front Page

Curious Clovers Advance To Global Tournament Finals Of DI Competition

Donations Needed To Send Team To U Of T Campus For Contest
Staff Report

A group of seven Curious Clovers from Cloverdale Elementary School recently won themselves a trip to a Destination Imagination Global tournament at the University of Tennessee in Nashville, May 25-28.

Under the direction of coach Mr. Brad Sandy, a first grade teacher at CES, the team of Tyce Jackson, Hannah Long, Annika Whitlock, Jimmy Tate, Evan Williamson, Sarah Baker and Eddie Mannan finished first runners-up at the Indiana DI competition on Saturday, April 16 in the Improv Challenge.

Attracting teams from regions across the world, the event is an academic tournament where students solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions. Skills are put to the test with instant challenges as well.

The group from Cloverdale have chose the Mythology Mission, where they will choose six countries and six mythical creatures to gather data on and research. Students are provided with props including a walking stick, mop, cooking pan, book, hat, gloves, mailing labels, duct tape, Velcro, bungee cord and a box of paperclips.

At the site, the team will draw envelopes that contain the country and three props they will get to use in their skit. Students are then given five minutes to prepare the skit in front of an audience. They are also given an unexpected problem to be incorporated into the skit.

With the costs of room and board on the campus of U of T high for seven students and a teacher, any businesses or individuals wishing to help donate to send the team to the competition are encouraged to contact Brad Sandy at CES. Sandy can be reached by phone at 765-795-4339 and extension 3338 or by e-mail at bsandy@cloverdale. k12.in.us. Any support given is tax deductible and receipts will be provided.

Return to top

Click here for digital edition
2011-05-03 digital edition