Highland Elementary School’s Destination Imagination Movie Makers TeamTakes First Place In Regional Competition

Crozet, VA – Highland Elementary School recently added a first place to their long list of accomplishments in Destination Imagination tournaments. On March 3, at Western Albemarle High School in Crozet, Virginia, a team of second and third graders placed first in their division out of 21 teams. They also won a special Renaissance Award for their scenery, props and special effects. Elementary School teacher and team advisor Lisa Roberson explains the performance.

“Their challenge was to create a four minute movie trailer that included interaction between two nations, had a lighting effect, a sound effect, and a cinematic effect,” says Roberson. “The students created a large television screen where a boy from Thailand was playing video games and not getting his homework done. He was visited by the famous Mexican Hat Dance Sisters after he pressed the button on the special magical remote, where he then traveled into the large TV and went to Mexico where the girls taught him all about Mexico’s culture, language and history.”

Cayden Roberson talks about another aspect of the tournament.

“You can do skits called instant challenges where you have a couple of minutes to think about what you’re going to do for your skit,” says Cayden. “And then you have another couple of minutes to perform your skit; and then the judge will judge you and you could get a score.”

Lisa Roberson describes the team’s next competition.

“We are now traveling back to Crozet and competing again at Western Albemarle HS on March 31st,” she says. “And we are performing at one o’clock in the afternoon, so come visit us.”

Please click on the link above to hear the kids in the DI challenge describe their different roles.

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