|ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY||2007-2008|
NO. R-214. House concurrent resolution congratulating the Destination Imagination teams from Randolph.
Offered by: Representatives French of Randolph and Hutchinson of Randolph
Whereas, Destination Imagination is an outstanding academic program for young persons that fosters creative problem-solving and teamwork, and
Whereas, three participating teams from Randolph in the 2007 Vermont Destination Imagination tournament held on March 17 were crowned state champions, and
Whereas, one Randolph team, consisting of 4th- through 6th-graders, studied the elements of flight, visited the Lebanon, NH airport, and designed an apparatus to elevate paper airplanes from the floor to a launching area and then accurately deliver them to specified landing sites, and the team also performed a skit relating the tale of animals traveling to Jupiter, including extensive information about the solar system’s largest planet, and
Whereas, a second Randolph team, competing on the elementary school level, developed a scenario to solve a mystery case similar to the type featured on the CSI television programs, and the solution consisted of colorful characters including talented gymnasts, a lighted broom that picked up clues better than the naked eye, and the use of shadow as a crime-solving tool, and
Whereas, the third Randolph team competed at the middle school level, solving a CSI-type of mystery involving an art museum and its collection of original paintings and sculptures, and the team’s solution entailed an innovative and technically advanced projector-type gadget that the team created, as well as the use of light as a crime-solving tool, and
Whereas, the 18 Randolph students who were members of Vermont Destination Imagination 2007 state championship teams included Sasha Aronson, Jamie Barnard, Geoffrey Doering, Abby Dutton, Sadie Dutton, Virginia Finigan-Carter, Alyssa Miller, Noah Miller, Aubrey Pelletier, Gwendolyn Pelletier, Adam Palazzo, Thornton Raskevitz, Doug Reymore, Lindsey Schell, John Skoda, Erin Terwilliger, Brooke Thompson, and Timnah Zimmet, and
Whereas, as a result of becoming state champions, each of the three teams will travel to the Destination Imagination global finals to be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in late May, and Randolph students will represent nearly 50 percent of the participating Vermonters at this international event, and
Whereas, the Boys and Girls Club of the White River Valley is serving as the teams’ fiscal agent and assisting with the fundraising effort, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Randolph-based Destination Imagination Vermont state championship teams and wishes the teams the best of success at the global finals to be held at the University of Tennessee, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Randolph Union High School, Randolph Elementary School, the Boys and Girls Club of the White River Valley, and to each team member listed in this resolution.
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