Monday, March 22, 2010

Makyla and Caleb's (and Tony's) Destination Imagination Competition

Saturday the 13th of March was the DI (Destination Imagination for you Utahns out there...not Deseret Industries:)) competition in Rifle. Tony was the coach again this year. Since he is now finished with his masters he had the time to take on a team again and both Kyla and Caleb were on his team. They had been working 2 days a week since December for this competition. They put on a skit and during the skit they had to add weights to a structure that they built out of only newspaper and glue that could not weigh over 75 grams. Their structure ended up holding 52 pounds which I thought was pretty amazing considering the requirements! The only thing I was disappointed about was that I couldn't hear the skit very well. They had the kids in a large gymnasium and the acoustics were HoRrIbLe!! They ended up taking
5th place out of 10 teams which isn't too bad, but only the top 3 teams make it to state. The kids were a little bummed about that, but I think Tony was a little relieved!:) Anyway, here's some pictures of the festivities!:)
Their structure was placed underneath that top piece of wood inside that box and then the weights were added on top. Caleb was one of the boys who placed the weights on the structure.
The team setting up for their skit!
Getting all the rules from the officials!:)
It was a fun day spent with the family! They had a dance afterwards and then the awards ceremony. Eli was a HAM at the dance. I took some video and if I can figure out how to get it on here I'll post his "moves"!! It'll give you a good laugh!!:)


Melinda said...

Way to go! 5th place is awesome, and you always have next year.

Grandpa & Grandma said...

What a fun way to spend some time together. Glad you could have the experience. And winning isn't everything!