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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Four teams from WPS advance to Global Destination Imagination Finals

WPS Destination Imagination teams are headed to the Global Finals. Image courtesy Wayzata Schools.
Four teams from Wayzata Public Schools are advancing to the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 25-28 following the state competition held on April 16.

The following teams will be competing at the Global Finals:

  • The Permanent Markers from Oakwood Elementary took first place in the elementary level for Challenge C, Triple Take Road Show and were state champions – Team members are Duffy Davidson, Ali Gabler, Conor Greenberg, Mara McCollor, Elizabeth Page, David Sandall and Erica Svendahl; team managers are Jeff Page and Pete Sandall
  • Psychedelic Hippie Kaleidoscopes from Central Middle School took first place in the middle level for Challenge D, Mythology Mission and were state champions – Team members are Justin Greenberg, Maia Miller, David Mo, Arman Shah, Abby Trouth and Leighton Zhao; team managers are Robb Greenberg and Diane Miller
  • Six DIgrees of DImagination from Oakwood Elementary took second place in the elementary level for Challenge B, Spinning a Tale – Team members are Christopher Caryotakis, Abby Kassmir, Elizabeth Mack, Derek Rosenberger, Ellie Shaver and Claire Weiss; team manager is Paula Caryotakis
  • The DInamites from West Middle School and Oakwood Elementary school took second place in the middle level challenge for Project Outreach – Dynamic Networks – Team members are Simran Chugani, Kyle Eckman, Frank Fetrow, Hannah Hagen, Madeline Tapper, Isaac Polum and Lucas Waskosky; team managers are Holly Tapper and Kristin Tollison

Two third place teams will also be alternates and may be invited to attend the Global Finals if a first or second place team is unable to attend. The following teams are the alternates:

  • The JK’s from West Middle school took third place in the middle level for Challenge B, Spinning a Tale – Team members are Kate Bernhardt, Katie Erdahl, Jacob Hoffner, Julia Hoffner, Jack Stetler and Kira Stetler; team managers are Angela Bernhardt, Jason Erdahl and Jim Stetler
  • The Razzle Dazzles from West and Central middle schools took third place in the middle level for Challenge C, Triple Take Road Show – Team members are Griffin Caryotakis, Caroline Davidson, Andy Gabler, Melanie Hoof, Tess Kehne and Adam Tapper; team manager is Tricia Davidson

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