STC to Global Finals!

Support the Creative Problem Solvers of St. Clair!  
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, two St. Clair creative problem solving teams earned the right to compete internationally.  Each team shared a prepared solution to a team challenge as well as a spontaneous solution to an Instant Challenge at the Missouri Southern University in Joplin.  

First place teams from Missouri earned the opportunity to advance to Global Finals , “The World’s Largest Celebration of Creativity." Global Finals takes place in Knoxville Tennessee May 24-28, 2017. 

The Secret Cypher Squad earned 1st place in Joplin for their Scientific Challenge using cryptography to solve a secret mission to save the planet Akropolis.  Their challenge, "Top Secret," also required them to create a gadget and a disguised character.  

The Red Ripe Potatoes earned second place;  however, the team was chosen as the “wild card” team.  Because they were only one point behind the first place team, they were also offered the opportunity to compete in Global Finals.  Their Fine Arts Challenge, "Vanished," highlighted a colorful character with a PUNny personality and disappearing act using theatrical effects. 

WHAT IS DESTINATION IMAGINATION ? Destination Imagination (DI) is an international, educational program that gives kids an amazing outlet for their creativity, while teaching them leadership, teamwork, positive thinking, project management and so much more. Teams of 2 to 7 kids from 3rd grade through university level solve one of six open-ended Challenges (Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Service Learning, Improvisation, or Technical) in their own unique ways, and present their solutions at Regional Teams also solve an on-the-spot Instant Challenge at the tournaments, where they must think quickly on their feet and work together to solve a problem in around five minutes. Winners advance to the Affiliate (state/country) Tournament, and winners at the Affiliate Tournament move on to Global Finals to compete against more than 1,400 teams from around the world, including 48 states and over 15 countries.

We need to raise $7,500 in order for both teams to compete in Global Finals.  
Team members:  $750 X 9 team members
Team manager:  $750 
Fees includes events, meals, and lodging. 

We are requesting sponsors for our teams.  Besides helping these creative kids compete internationally, there are benefits to being a sponsor!  Your support is greatly appreciated!  

$200 Donation:  Gold Sponsor
*4"X4" ad on the backs of shirts
*Free T-shirt
*5X7 photo of the teams at Global Finals
*Team created pin
*Recognition in the Bulldog Bulletin and on Facebook

$100 Donation:  Silver Sponsor
*2"X3.5" ad on the backs of shirts
*5X7 photo of the teams at Global Finals
*Recognition in the Bulldog Bulletin and on Facebook

$50 Donation: Bronze Sponsor
*Your business or name on  the backs of shirts (one line)
*5X7 photo of the teams at Global Finals

If you prefer to make your donations directly, you can mail them to:

Challenge Class
Edgar Murray Elementary
1044 High School Drive
St. Clair,  MO 63077

Checks payable to:  St. Clair R-XIII  (memo:  Challenge DI)

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Jennifer Reed Hawkins 
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