Last month, two groups of students from Burtonsville Elementary School participated in the Maryland State Destination Imagination Tournament at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Students worked hard during the year preparing for their performance and tournament challenge.
The Burtonsville Sharks, made up of fourth and fifth graders, won first place in their division and will head to Kansas City, Mo., later this month, for the Destination Imagination Globals’ competition. Team members are: Evan Fernandes, Eduardo Gutierrez, Carter Etienne, Nicolas Ostroff, Makenzie Mina, Askale Girma and Nathan Fernandes. Team managers are Alex Fernandes and Nichole Fernandes.
I-STEM Creators, made up of students in kindergarten through second grade, participated in the Early Learners/Rising Stars division. Although students in this division don’t compete until third grade, they are allowed to present their projects. Team members are: Loronika Hammond, Nile Brown-Lawrence, Simon Hammond, Harrison Robbs and Nuri Brown-Lawrence. Team managers are Jeanette Simmons and Nadine Medley.
Courtesy of MCPS