A team of middle school students in one of the Kennewick School District’s alternative education programs are headed to the global competition for Destination Imagination after recently winning the state competition.
The Jive Bombers of Mid-Columbia Partnership, a program for home-schooled students, will go to Knoxville, Tenn., in May to compete with other teams from around the world. Two other teams from their alternative school placed third at the state contest.
Destination Imagination is an annual science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, and leadership-focused competition that encourages students to use collaboration and creativity to solve problems.
This year’s challenge was to create a “creature feature,” building a creature that could perform specific tasks but also giving it its own backstory and environment that inform its design.
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The Jive Bombers include Evan Adair, Cayden Perdue, Dessie Coleman, Madeline Teigen, Kaden Selman and team manager Michelle Teigen.