Perrin has yet another reason to throw down our “braggin’ rights” card. With so many students reaching successful heights in the sports arena, rodeo arena, and UIL arena, it was no surprise to find the DI team heading to the Global Competition in Nashville, Tennessee. The team had persevered through trials, even missing a competition because of an ice storm. But these students are the poster children of dedication and determination. Even the most dire conditions did not deter them, instead it seems they became focused on the competition, and taking it as far as they could. At the recent State Competition in Dallas, the team accomplished a big feat, beating teams from all over the state to win the Technical Challenge. The theme for the challenge was called “Creature Feature”, where students had to create a creature using materials that would not normally be thought of as usual project materials. Student Eric Hall, along with teammates Angolie Moore, Kenzie McGee and Mary Oleksyn (and led by Ann Gregory and Chris Hall) worked hard to get the project done, spending many hours even late into the night to finish.
The “Steam Team” took off for Nashville filled with confidence, and it paid off! Going up against teams from all around the world, they hit their stride and aced their performance, bringing home the 2nd place prize.
Superintendent John Kuhn congratulated the team stating “”The things these kids can do are really amazing,” Kuhn said. “Anyone who thinks today’s young people lack work ethic or brains or creativity should attend a DI contest.”
Congratulations to the Steam Team on a job well done!