NMS DI Goes Global AGAIN!

$13,351 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 52 months
Once again, the Nelson Middle School Destination Imagination team placed second overall in their challenge category at the DIVA State Tournament and, also this year, first place in their Instant Challenge!

Now, the NMS DI Immortales will advance to the highest level of the competition, Global Finals, from May 20-23 in Knoxville, TN.

Link: Global Finals

Coached by Cris Nardi and Rosemary Mahoney, the seven 8th-graders on the NMS team worked for months to create a solution to this year's Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales.

Link: Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales

As part of their solution, the team decided to write their own time-travelling fairy tale depicting a phobia. Their skit tells the tale of Good and Bad Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom, battling her outwit-a-phobia, the fear that mortals have become smarter than she is.


Destination Imagination is a competition in creative problem solving. Teams of 2 to 7 people at the elementary, middle, secondary, or college level work under the guidance of a team manager for several months to creatively solve a central challenge in one of six areas of expertise: technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, structural, and community service.


Quickly after the team advanced to Globals, the parents and team members organized to discuss how to raise the over $6000 needed for team members and the team manager housing, food and registration costs, as well as additional $4000 costs of transportation, housing and registration fees for the "family support teams" to get the NMS DI Immortales safely to and from the competition.


Every donation gets us closer to our goal of going to the Global Finals! Thank you very much for your support.


NOTE: While we are collecting donations through this GoFundMe site, there are also other ways to support the team financially. We will record those gifts on here as well.

Tax deductible contributions can be sent directly to Nelson Middle School (6925 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 22949). Checks need to be made to Nelson Middle School (please put DI team 2015 on the memo line). 

Other contributions can be mailed directly to our team account manager: L. Coleman, 804 Afton Mountain Rd, Afton, VA 22920.
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Thank you for helping the DI Immortales meet (and exceed) their fundraising goal to get to Globals! The team's aim is to place as a top 10 team this year at Globals in their division, and your financial and moral support will help to get them there! Thank you all!
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The team has been working hard on their fundraising efforts, and you can see the huge progress they've made so far on their goal. They mailed out letters to their friends and family last week. On Friday, they've organized "Hat Day" at NMS on 5/1, where their friends can pay $1 for the privilege of wearing a hat at school. They'll also be washing cars on Saturday 5/2 at RVCC from 8:30-12, which is pay what you want. They have a few other efforts underway as well, but are really working hard to make this trip happen! Thanks to all of you for supporting their journey!
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$13,351 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 52 months
Created April 2, 2015
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Greg + Robyn Ebelherr
50 months ago (Offline Donation)
Jill Ardoin
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Mountain Area Realty
50 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you for this generous support of the team!

The Reillys
50 months ago

Go DI Team! Love you Sinead! xo Tia, Chip, Jack & Liam

Stoney Creek Auto
50 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you Stoney Creek Auto for you very generous support of the team! We appreciate it!

Nelson County Rotary Club
50 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you for the generous "pass the hat" donation!

Nelson County Board of Supervisors
50 months ago (Offline Donation)

The DI Team presented a request to the Nelson Board of Supervisors earlier this week, and were supported with a very generous gift to support the trip to Globals. Thank you!

Tania Burchell
50 months ago

National Radio Astronomy Observatory is happy to support your team -- go rock the tournament!

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