Fincastle Destination Imagination Team the Fo-Shizzles win 1st place in their division and are going on to the state competition in Crozet VA on Saturday April 2nd. This is the 2nd year in a row that the team has won the regional competition and have gone on to states. The team is split this year between CAMS and Breckinridge. Rachel Lybolt, Taylore Sydnor and Olivia Simmons (CAMS). Tara Malloy and Lydia Sydnor (Breckinridge) The team’s Manager is Meegan Lybolt. The regional competition was held on March 19th at Glenvar Middle School in Roanoke. The team chose challenge D, Mythology Mission. They had to research the cultures of their choice of 6 different countries, research a mythical creature that is found in each of the countries. Then create a storyline that involves a mission utilizing the culture and mythical creatures for each of the 6 countries. At the competition there are 2 “Materials” and 1 “Connector” that are randomly chosen that had to become part of their mission, each representing something from the country, that is also randomly selected on competition day. The materials and connector that were randomly pulled just before their performance were an umbrella, embroidery hoop and mailing labels. During the skit, after each of these items are identified as something from the countries culture, they then had to be merged together somehow to create a master prop. This then had to also become part of their mission. They were given 5 minutes to prepare their skit, and 5 minutes to perform it for the appraisers. The country that was randomly chosen was China. The storyline was that the girls were Shi Shi’s, mythical creatures that guarded ancient buildings and temples. Their mission was to get rid of the bad spirit that was invading the Grand Theater of Ancient China. Their umbrella was a cane, with ancient Chinese engravings on it, the Embroidery hoop was a jeweled bracelet with the Chinese alphabet, and the mailing labels, were pieces of silk that was grown by the local farmers . During their skit they had to also pick up an “unexpected problem” that was written on a piece of paper and left for them to pick up during their performance. It was “trees begin walking” They had to incorporate this into their skit, and then successfully over come it. The master prop they created was a machine that would scare the spirit and make it disappear. The girls did an amazing job. Their mission was then complete! Good Luck to the girls at their State Competition. If they place 1st or 2nd in their division, they will move on to the Global competition which is held in May.
In the photo, Back row, L to R: Lydia Sydnor, Taylore Sydnor, Rachel Lybolt, Tara Malloy with Olivia Simmons in front.
Submitted by Meegan