World’s largest celebration of creativity hosts record-breaking attendance from teams worldwide
A team of seven seniors from College Park’s Academy of Science and Technology was awarded 1st place at DI Global Finals. Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering students’ curiosity, courage and creativity through open-ended STEM, fine arts and service learning Challenges, boasted a record number of teams in Global Finals 2015, the world’s largest celebration of creativity, May 20-23 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Seniors Andrew Cahill, Paulome Srivastava, Victoria Youngblood, Nicole Chin, Erik Young, Kayla Kelly and Sarah Mohamed have attended Global Finals for three years in a row, but felt like this year’s performance was something very special.
“I’m glad I got to wrap up the last 3 years of craziness with some of my best friends, a great trip, an amazing performance and no sleep. This is one of the lasts I will miss the most,” said Andrew Cahill.
The challenge they selected was called Feary Tales with the requirements to have a fairy tale type story with a character with a phobia, an optical illusion, and 2 types of art. Their pride and joy was the chameleon costume programmed with lights that changed as the animal’s moods changed which they said took over 100 hours of work to accomplish.