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Maharishi School Team Overcomes Challenges and Builds Skills at Destination Imagination Globals

The Maharishi Upper School Destination Imagination team poses with a statue of suffragettes in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Maharishi School is a private, college preparatory day and boarding school in the midwest.  Located in Fairfield, Iowa, Maharishi School sends teams to the Destination Imagination Globals every year. Let's hear from Annalisa Miller, team chaperone for the Maharishi Upper School team "The Mustachios"!

Hello All,

I have to say, this is a real team in the true sense of the word. These girls exhibit great collaboration and support for each other. It's very inspiring to see them interacting with each other.  The Maharishi Upper School Destination Imagination team performs their challenge in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Maharishi School is a private, college preparatory day and boarding school in the midwest.  Located in Fairfield, Iowa, Maharishi School sends teams to the Destination Imagination Globals every year.

There were many challenges with the execution of their solution today, including last minute unexpected difficulties that almost prevented them from using a major component of their solution. They stayed calm through it all and presented themselves very well, adjusted to the challenges and carried on towards their goal.

The team's scientific challenge required them to create two encrypted messages. One had to be created ahead of time, the other had to be encrypted and decrypted right there on stage using a different encryption method. They also had to create a gadget that transformed, and incorporate a mysterious character to be revealed during the solution. The team created a story around the planet Pluto and it's demotion to the status of an asteroid.

Tomorrow morning the girls will have their instant challenge. After that, we will be attending different workshops on science, engineering, innovation, and meet other creative students from all around the world. We have already met kids from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Poland, China, South Korea… they are eager to create these international connections! Who knows, maybe one day they will all be international leaders, innovating positive change for world peace.

Thank you for all you have done to support these girls on this journey, they have learned so much about the creative process and teamwork. They are truly remarkable and on their way to becoming great young women in unique and wonderful ways.

Warmly,
Annalisa

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