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Brownsville’s Destination Imagination Team Heads for Globals

Brownsville Elementary Destination ImagiNation team

Brownsville Elementary Destination ImagiNation team

Brownsville Elementary’s fourth grade Destination Imagination team, “Super 7,” is heading to Knoxville, Tennessee, to compete in the Global DI Finals. Globals usually attracts around 16,000 people and teams from 20 countries.

The 7-member team won second place in their “Going to Extremes” challenge and first place in their Instant Challenge at the state competition. The “Super 7” created a story about a tourist who had a misadventure trying to go to the Outback Steakhouse. Through a series of mishaps, the tourist finds herself in the Australian Outback instead! To survive the extreme environment, the team created a backpack that does amazing things such as extract water from frogs, power a flashlight and apply homemade sunscreen.

The team has been working to raise funds to get the team to the event. In April, they held a pancake breakfast at Crozet United Methodist Church and a car wash at the Dairy Queen. They will hold a yard sale May 10 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1006 Rolling Meadow in Western Ridge and they will have spirit night May 13 at the Waynesboro Chick-fil-A, when a percentage of food purchases from 5 to 8 p.m. will go toward team fundraising.

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