Photos from the awards portion of Closing Ceremonies.
Congratulations to the MAGICAL MOONFOXES from LAKE OSWEGO HIGH SCHOOL for highest Instant Challenge score in the secondary level of LAUGH ART LOUD, the fine arts challenge. Maybe they have started a tradition, as last year’s secondary team in the fine arts challenge brought home this very same award!
Enjoy their Global Finals performance on YouTube:
We are very proud of how well each and every Oregon team performed at Global Finals - both on and off the stage. You all represented us very well!
And here are the THEORIES OF DI-TIVITY from Village Home Resource Center, who brought home a third place in PANDEMONIUM, the improvisation challenge.
Here is the link to their award winning performance.
And while you are on YouTube, check out the other Oregon performances that have been posted.
GLOBAL FINALS 2014 was already well underway on Wednesday when Oregon entered Thompson-Boling arena for the Welcome Ceremony.
CONGRATULATIONS to Oregon’s first place teams. These teams, plus 6 wild card teams, qualified to move on to the next level of competition at GLOBAL FINALS 2014. Approximately 1200 teams are expected to descend on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 21-24.
This list of Oregon teams represents a whole lot of CREATIVITY! We are very proud of all our Oregon teams!
CHECK IT OUT:
THANK YOU, KAREN!
Over the last 26 years, Karen Anderson has served as Affiliate Director for Oregon Destination, and before DI, Odyssey of the Mind. She has devoted thousands of hours to help kids across Oregon reach their full potential. She has managed hundreds of volunteers, and traveled to all parts of Oregon to teach creative problem-solving techniques to both students and adults who work with student teams. She has provided leadership and guidance to the Oregon Board of Directors. For the last eight years she has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Destination Imagination, Inc.
At the affiliate finals on April 5, Karen announced her retirement, effective June 30. We know Karen, and her husband, Marshall, will continue to stay involved in DI, as their oldest grandson was on a DI team this year! We are so grateful for all she has given to the students in Oregon. And we know she could not have done this without the support of Marshall and all of her family THANK YOU!
Scholarship presented to Lea Zawada
Congratulations to Lea Zawada from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego. Lea is the 2014 recipient of the El Dannen Memorial scholarship from Oregon Destination Imagination. Lea was a member of Girls In Motion as well as an assistant team manager and member of appraisal teams.
The scholarship was presented to Lea by OR DI Board Chair, Elizabeth Dannen (fully decked out in a DI-appropriate manner) at the Affiliate Finals Tournament held in Corvallis April 5.
Just a few more from the 2014 Southern Regional Tournament