No. 1 in Global Final

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Seventh-graders from St. John the Baptist

From left, members of the Nerd Herd, I.N.C. are: Kayla Beckel, Laura Wee, Kenzie Norton, Nate Becker, Carrie Mannila and Mikayla Kelly. All are seventh-graders at St. John the Baptist School in Savage. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit

The Destination ImagiNation team Nerd Herd, I.N.C. from St. John the Baptist School in Savage placed first in the Global Final competition in Knoxville, Tenn., May 25-29.

Each year, 100,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries compete in Destination ImagiNation, an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the challenges.

Nerd Herd, I.N.C. began practicing in November for the regional competition in March, where the team placed first and advanced to the state competition. At the state tournament, it was awarded a wild card position to advance to the Global Finals tournament. The Global Finals began May 25 with an opening ceremony for 1,156 competing teams from across the United States as well as Turkey, South Korea, Guatemala, Brazil and England.

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