Rosemount DI team qualfies for global finals
Rosemount Middle School's two Destination ImagiNation teams had successful outings at Saturday's state tournament, held at Champlin Park High School.
The DI Know Youz?? team, which organized a carnival in March to raise money for cancer patients at St. Paul Children's Hospital, received an Outstanding rating and qualified for the global finals May 25-29 in Knoxville, Tenn.
The DI Know Youz?? are made up of sixth graders Dana Thibodo, Kasey Zacharias, Anna Wise, Elizabeth Johnson, Megan McKenzie, Katie Turner and Anna Peterson.
The Magic M&Ms received an Excellent rating on their presentation, which included efforts to raise awareness about autism and collect money to buy equipment for the school's special education program.
The Magic M&Ms are sixth graders Grace Tinsley, Marissa Owens, Jamie Preator, Mariah Flohr and Ayla Pavelka.
Both teams competed in a category that charges students with putting on an event and promoting it with social media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs.