Nerds, Tigers and Ducks headed to state

Photo courtesy Joanne Irons The Fire-Breathing Rubber Duckies, from Pagosa Springs Middle School, place second in the fine arts challenge at the Destination Imagination regional tournament. Left to right are Sydney Mitchell, coach Becky Thompson, Cam Hinger, Grace Thompson and Celia Taylor.

Photo courtesy Joanne Irons
The Fire-Breathing Rubber Duckies, from Pagosa Springs Middle School, place second in the fine arts challenge at the Destination Imagination regional tournament. Left to right are Sydney Mitchell, coach Becky Thompson, Cam Hinger, Grace Thompson and Celia Taylor.

By Rebecca Thompson
Special to The SUN

At the March 14 regional tournament for Destination Imagination at Fort Lewis College, three of Pagosa Springs’ teams qualified for the state tournament in Denver April 25.

Destination Imagination is a competition that challenges students in one of seven open-ended challenges requiring young people to apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), in addition to improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork and community service.

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This story was posted on March 26, 2015.