A team of 6th graders from Cave Spring Middle School recently won 2nd place in their division at the Destination ImagiNation Virginia State competition. Destination ImagiNation is a program that allows students of all ages to access their creativity, learn problem-solving skills, and experience successful teamwork strategies as they develop unique solutions to challenges.
The team known as the “Splattered Right Angles” took on the challenge of designing, creating and combining a two-part structure that has angled sides, and then seeing how much weight it will hold. Along with building a structure, they performed a skit that contained the merging of two different art forms. Their solutions to the problems were both creative and entertaining.
The team consists of Cassidy Clipp, Haley Clipp, Andrew Farley, Jaden Olsen, Bryce Pappas, Ryan Smith and Matthew Stiles, with Team Managers Jackie Farley and Denise Pappas. They will now head to the DI Global Finals to be held at the University of Tennessee from May 20-23. The team is looking for help to fund the trip to the Global Finals. Those interested in making a donation can write a check to the CSMS PTA and mail it to Jackie Farley at 7077 Hollyberry Road, Roanoke, VA 24018. Congratulations to the Splattered Right Angles!
-Submitted by Melissa Stiles