DI headed to world competition for second time

Hannah Lundin

This year Cedar Park has done exceptionally well in just about everything, but we only have one team that is going to compete on a global level: the Destination Imagination team. On May 21-26 the team will be traveling to Knoxville, Tennessee to compete against 13 different countries from around the world for the second year in a row.

”DI is all about being solving problems in a creative fashion,” junior Lindsey Koski, a fifth year veteran on the team, said. “For a lot of challenges we have to build completely original structures made out of only recycled material and that’s where all the creativity comes in.”

The DI team competition involves six teammates who are tasked with building and presenting an original structure that meets the given requirements.

 “The most challenging part of the competitions is getting organized, from materials to building plans to presentation, organization is key,” junior Catherine Jordan, and also a member of the team since eighth grade, said.

Since most of team has been together since eighth grade, they have a special bond and know how to keep each other’s spirits up.

“Staying energized and excited is also huge part, if you aren’t excited then the creativity part becomes a whole lot more challenging,” junior Lindsey Stawowy said.

Last year at the world’s competition none of these challenges were too much for the Timberwolves to handle as they came back with a first place medal and hope to do the same again this year.