1st Place at State!

 This year, The We Mean Bismuth Team has designed an autonomous, holonomic, rolling robot, which will navigate one of 16 mazes, but the team won't know which maze they will be assigned until they perform.  While this is happening, the team will perform a musical theater play about The Atomin Empire, in which Oxygen meets Hydrogen and the first bonding creates water, and thus Water DAY!  The water celebration is complete with singing, dancing, and an amazing mechanical water fountain that makes rain that washes away a secret message.  

The EIEIOctopi Team has designed a drivable claw grabber machine, which will drive onto the stage and choose a frosting fortune for a forlorn fruitcake at a cake walk fashion show.  Even in a world of cakes, nobody likes the fruitcake, so she must rise above all else to gain the courage to be herself.  Through singing, dancing and a mechanical display, the team will teach spectators a valuable lesson.  







EIEI Octopi Performance at Globals:

EIEIOctopi - Show & Tech - ML

EIEIOctopi - Vanished - ML

EGG Performance at Global Finals

EGG - Top Secret - SL

Videos From Closing Ceremonies




EIEI Octopi, from Athey Creek Middle School Wins FIRST PLACE in the Fine Arts Challenge and 5th Place in Tech!


An amazing team of students from Athey Creek Middle earned FIRST place at the Destination Imagination Global Finals Competition, on May 22-27, 2017, in Knoxville, TN. The 8th grade team was among the 8,000 students representing more than 1,400 teams that advanced to participate in Global Finals 2017.  The team, Delaney Callaghan, Isaac Dodd, Ellen Dierckes, Ty Park, Quinn Stober, and Kadyn Eves, used creative problem solving to complete technical and theatrical solutions which they designed and built over the course of the year.  They also competed in Instant Challenge in which they used teamwork to overcome obstacles.

Destination Imagination prepares students for their future careers by teaching them the creative process, project management, teamwork, and critical thinking skills.  This year, the students won 5th place in Show and Tech, a Technical Challenge, in which they had to create a stage that moved a team member as well as perform an 8 minute student-written and directed play about the team member movement.  They also won 1st place in Vanished, a Fine Arts Challenge, in which they had to use theater effects to create a colorful character and make something disappear. 

To solve these challenges, the team designed and built a two-story drivable mansion powered by scooter motors.  Their disappearing act consisted of an electromagnetic “will” that disappeared at the flick of a switch.  The stage was wired carefully with an intricate lighting system that made green disappear from the set.  It also had an electric-motor powered puppet theater, which rose from the living room hearth like an automatic TV.  The colorful, rainbow clue characters had hand-sewn costumes which they designed themselves with special details made out of recycled items such as spoons, playing cards, and sheets.  Their presentation was about characters who arrived at the mansion for the reading of a will, and much to their surprise, the will and everything green in the mansion, including their green feelings  and energy disappeared!  But don’t worry, they successfully restored the color green back to the mansion just in time.  The team was thrilled to make the top five in both challenges. 








EGG from WLHS at Global Finals 2017! We won 7th Place out of 85 teams!


An amazing team of students from West Linn High School earned seventh place at the Destination Imagination Global Finals Competition, on May 22-27, 2017, in Knoxville, TN. The 10th grade team was among the 8,000 students representing more than 1,400 teams from every state and several countries that advanced to participate in Global Finals 2017.  The team, Eli Dodd, Aracelli Doescher, Jacob Groh, and Landon Eves, used creative problem solving to complete technical and theatrical solutions, which they designed and built over the course of the year.  They also competed in Instant Challenge in which they used teamwork to overcome obstacles.

Destination Imagination prepares students for their future careers by teaching them the creative process, project management, teamwork, and critical thinking skills.  This year, the students won 7th place in the Scientific Challenge, called Top Secret, in which the team had to design two cryptography machines which would translate message, one which the team had to translate onsite with an unknown message drawn during the presentation.

To solve these challenges, the team designed and built two cryptography machines. One which used lights and programming from an Arduino to create a light display code that could only be translated using a defraction lenses.  The other cryptography machine was a welded, metal tray with motors that pulled a cash register receipt that was marked by a marker in a morse-code like language.  A sensor read the code and translated it onto a reader board.  This particular system was so complex with both welded, homemade hardware and programming,  it earned the TOP technical score in the world competition, against 85 Senior Level Teams. 

The team presented these machines while integrating a creative story about how Amelia Eggheart crash landed on an island of egg beings many years ago.  Trapped on the island, she had to create some cryptography machines in order to translate the egg language.  Some chefs from the Faberge CafĂ© land on the island and meet Amelia, who was disguised as a Local Yolkel in order to fit in.  The egg puns stole the show and the world was impressed by the musical talents of this scientific and artistic presentation. 

You can follow the team here: www.westlinndi.blogspot.com













EGG is ready for BATTLE on MadEGGascar Island!





EIEIOctopi stuns the audience at the Regional Tournament




Getting Ready for Regional Tournament

 Of course Amelia Eggheart needs to be an egg in disguise in order to live amongst the Yolkels!

 Great artistry by Sam and painting by the team!  Mad-egg-ascar is ready for Broadway!
 The egg language can only be translated by this Crypto-egg from Mad-eggascar!
Don't eat the eggs!