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March 2016 - Oreos Take 2nd at State

posted Jun 30, 2016, 1:51 PM by Russell Florez   [ updated Jun 30, 2016, 1:51 PM ]
Oreos Take 2nd at State-by Andrew Florez
Living Large as The Oreos

By Andrew Florez, LG4

The Oreos, (Miranda Jaquez, Andrew Florez, and Juleima Jaquez) a fourth grade Destination Imagination (a.k.a. “D.I.”) team, went to Bosque High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for the State DI Tournament with students from Naaba Ani, Mesa Alta Junior High, and BHS.  They were very happy when they got 2nd place.  Of course, this was after winning 1st place at the regional tournament in Farmington at Animas Elementary School.  The regional tournament was Saturday, February 20, 2016.  The Oreos did the Close Encounter
s Challenge, an improvisational main challenge and an instant challenge.  They won three medals and a 1st Place trophy.  ¨Even though we don't get to go to Globals, we are still very happy,¨ said Juleima Jaquez.  Teams that place first at the state finals of DI are invited to attend Global Finals in May at the University of Tennessee.  The Oreos were very proud to have done so well in their two competitions as it was their first year competing.  “We always have next year,” said Miranda Jaquez  

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