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NO. R-57.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 and 2006 North Hero Destination Imagination championship teams.


Offered by:  Representatives Trombley of Grand Isle and Johnson of South Hero


Whereas, Destination Imagination is an innovative problem-solving competition that challenges youngsters to find creative solutions to complex situations, and

Whereas, in both 2005 and 2006, the Destination Imagination teams from the North Hero School competed successfully, capturing the Vermont championship in their age division, and winning the right to travel in the global competition which, in 2006, the students did attend, and

Whereas, in 2005, the team, consisting of students Patrick Dupont, Ben Dupont, Josh Kenyon, and Karl Raacke, and under the guidance of coach Kathy Raacke, selected the balsa wood challenge, and

Whereas, the project entailed the students designing a balsa wood bridge, studying elements of bridge design, and creating instant supporting skits during the actual competition, and

Whereas, in 2006, the team consisting of Dominique Guerrina, Allana Gerlach, Marijke Ameigh, Anne and Marie Guillette, and Aaron Mesec, under the direction of coach Marilyn Dunbar, accepted the challenge of creating an original skit based on a Mexican myth, and

Whereas, the 2006 students studied Mexican culture, designed costumes, and composed music appropriate for the skit’s presentation, and

Whereas, both years’ North Hero teams are to be commended for their outstanding achievements in the Destination Imagination competition, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2005 and 2006 North Hero Destination Imagination championship teams, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Pamela Quinn, the principal of the North Hero School.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont