Congratulations to the six Harker teams that competed in the Silicon Valley Regional Destination Imagination Tournament on March 6. All the teams and their managers worked extremely hard, with some starting their preparations as early as November 2009. Everyone learned the true meaning of collaboration along the way.
Two of the teams, The Secret Atom, Gr. 3 and Delta Ismo, Gr. 4, placed in the top three in their division and advanced to the Destination Imagination California State Tournament, held April 6 at Independence High School. Although neither team advanced to the global finals, both groups refined their original presentations and received stellar reviews for their ingenuity, teamwork and performance. Additionally, team Delta Ismo received the prestigious Renaissance Award with the following pronouncement: “This was not a group of individuals; this was a team of brilliant young engineers. While others built their structure of strips or sheets of newspaper, they shredded the newspaper and re-engineered it into a pulp-based cylinder. The final design was possibly the strongest, best-engineered structure we have ever seen.”