Sunday, 19 March 2017 03:23

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"Destination Imagination" teaches kids to work together

ORONO- Students from all over Maine and from every grade met at UMaine for an educational and fun team-building adventure.

CreateMe, a local national non-profit organization dedicated to helping students think creatively, helped organize Destination Imagination, a non-profit, volunteer-led and challenge-based day of fun.

The Destination Imagination program is a hands-on learning system that incorporates the fields of stem, science technology engineering and mathematics, into fun team-based challenges set in a tournament style setting.

Some examples of missions that teams had to solve were the top-secret mission, where students had to create stories about secret agent missions complete with hidden messages, gadgets, and disguised characters, as well as the show and tech mission, where students designed a headlining act complete with technical effects to amaze the audiences.

The event was open to all students from kindergarten to seniors in high school and parents were also encouraged to take part in the festivities as well! If you're interested in this program, make sure to check it out next year by going online to createme.org for more details.

Ashley Paul

Evening News Anchor/Reporter
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Ashley joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in April 2015. After working as an intern at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, Fox 25 and Channel 7 in Boston, and The Today Show in Australia, she is so excited to officially kick off her career as a reporter here in Maine!

Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Ashley has had an interest in news since anchoring the morning broadcast at her elementary school at the age of 10. Ashley is also a graduate of Boston University, with a degree in Journalism. At BU, she participated in various BUTV programs and reported live from the democratic headquarters during the election day coverage.

When not at the station, Ashley enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching movies. She is so excited to enjoy all that Maine has to offer, so if you see her out be sure to say hello!