Kids take first in imagination

Six Sunset Elementary School students are destined for state

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Six Moffat County eighth graders recently took home a first-place award for simply using their imaginations.

The students competed in the Destination Imagination tournament held March 16 in Hayden.

Destination Imagination is a program developed to help students throughout the country learn to "think outside of the box," according to the Destination Imagination Internet site.

For the recent competition, the students had several months to develop a skit that involved them being stranded.

The students created a skit in which they were accidentally sucked into a virtual reality game and had to figure out a way to get themselves out of the situation.

Judy Muldoon, a librarian at Sunset Elementary School who coaches the team, said the students the students based the skit on their own ideas. She said she was happy with how they did at the competition.

"It's the first time Moffat County has ever placed to go on to the state tournament," she said. "They were awesome. This team tends to do OK in practice but when they get in front of an audience they're wonderful."

The students will compete in the state tournament April 27 at Denver University.

Team members include Ashly Delay, Paysen Hamilton, Anna Herring, Joe Muldoon, William Schneegas and Allyson Shellhorn.

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