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March 2016 - Little Einsteins Qualify for Nationals

posted Jun 30, 2016, 1:48 PM by Russell Florez   [ updated Jun 30, 2016, 1:51 PM ]
Little Einsteins go to Nationals
For the third year in a row, Blanco will be sending a team to the Global Finals Destination Imagination Competition at the University of Tennessee (Go Volunteers!) in Knoxville, TN May 25-28 to compete with teams from more than 35 states, 6 Canadian Provinces, and some 28 countries around the world (many International Schools attend).  


The sixth grade gifted team, "Little Einsteins" (Cami Deifenbaugh, Xenia Herrera, Maggie Salazar, and John Tavenner) took 1st Place at the State DI Competition in Albuquerque Saturday in the fine arts middle school division of Challenge C, "Get a Clue".  


A good showing was made by our stiffest competitors, "Quizzlers" from Mesa Alta taking third place.  The "Quizzlers" hail from Blanco and had attended Global Finals the last two years (Elizabeth Florez, Monica Perez, Khale Lucero, and Jacob Berryhill).


The fourth grade gifted crew, "Oreos" (Juleima Jaquez, Miranda Jaquez, Andrew Florez) were awarded second place in the improvisational challenge (D) in the elementary division called "Close Encounters".  What a great day for them!  This was their first time competing and after taking first place in the Regional DI Competition in February, they were ready to compete.
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-Sally Travis