Algoma’s Destination Imagination teams are knee deep in fundraising activities a couple of weeks before their big trip to Knoxville, Tennessee, later this month.
Two teams from Algoma public schools placed high enough in the April state competition to advance to the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination competition in Knoxville, Tenn.
The high school team Flamin’ Hot Cheetos placed first in the Technical Challenge during the statewide competition held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The elementary school team Project Super Heroes placed second in the Project Outreach Challenge. The top three teams in each division earned a trip to the University of Tennessee on May 24-27.
One way to help the teams representing Algoma at the international competition is by bringing electronics to the Algoma Street Department, 1520 Jefferson St., between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday to be recycled.
Norsec Computer Recyclers LLC will be on hand to help safely dispose of old electronics while supporting the Algoma School District DI program. People can just pull up with their items and the DI teams will take them.
Items free to recycle: computer towers/CPUs, cellphones, wire and cabling, phone systems, stereos/CD players, copiers/printers/fax machines, rechargeable batteries, stoves, dryers, washing machines, household appliances of all sizes (dehumidifiers, microwave ovens, refrigerators, toasters), laptops, servers, keyboard/mouse, network equipment, cable TV boxes, VCR/DVD Players, paper shredders, metal items.
Items with a small fee: Computer monitors (without tower) $ 10; television under 30″ $15; televisions over 30″ and console TVs $30; Freon units $5.
There will also be a burger and brat fry from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Baked goods will also be available.
Meantime, three Algoma High School teachers have agreed to be the victims in a “Duct Tape a Teacher to the Wall” fundraiser during the Thursday lunch hours at the high school and middle school.
Anyone can buy one strip of duct tape for $1 or six strips for $5. Teachers Michael Kruis, Aaron Renquin, and Jennifer Massey have volunteered to do their part for the school’s Global Finals fund.
According to the global organization’s YouTube page, “The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus, and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.”