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Rocky River City Schools News Article

Four #RrSchools Destination Imagination Teams Advance to State Competition

3/10/2020, 8:32:36 AM
 

 

 

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Students from the Rocky River City School District competed at the Destination Imagination (DI) Region 16 Tournament at Beachwood on Saturday, March 7. The District had seven teams compete, as well as a non-competitive team from Goldwood, and four teams advanced to the state tournament.

 

The state tournament is scheduled to take place on April 4 at Centerville HS.

 

The following teams claimed first place at the regional tournament and qualified for the state tournament.

 

Retro Pandas (Kensington)

Cami Carroll, Shannon Heavey, Mia Lange

Team Manager: George Carroll

1st place in Scientific Challenge

 

Cardinators (Kensington)
Back-to-back 1st place finishes (2019 & 2020)

Alexi Kostakis, Abe Gould, Jason Fan, Kaleb Killen, Aiden Situ

Team Manager: Eleni Kostakis

1st place Engineering Challenge

 

DI Puppy Girls (Kensington)

Melina Zavago, Ava DeMarco, Kaja McKelway, Kiili McKelway, Mimi Myers

Team Manager: Ellen Zavagno

1st place in Service Learning Challenge

Only team to win “Spirit of DI” ribbon for displaying good sportsmanship

 

RRMS Team

Noah Madsen, Chiara Kimmel, Ryker Mostoller-Gaggiani, Emmie Mzik, Ryland Neeper, Charlie Stephens

Team Manager: Chris Madsen

 

Other teams who competed at the regional event include:

 

Team YUM (Young Unique Minds)

Jane McCann, Kara McCann, Elizabeth Carney, Paige Rego, Cecilia Roche, Nina Tucci, Liv Yezbak

Team Manager: Katie McCann

 

The Sweaty Try-Hands (Kensington)

Eddie Boehm, Rocci Ciccoritti, Rocco Klidas, Elliott Millin, Charlie Pensom, Adam Schenker

Team Manager: Ellen Boehm

 

RRMS DI Super Heroes

Tom Malquest, Evan Baisch, Luke Buehrle, Sam Fadel, Gage Gray, Gigi Moeller

Team Manager: Melaney Malquest

 

Five first graders from Goldwood Primary School also competed in the Rising Stars non-competitive division and did a fantastic job representing the district.

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