DI Team is Tops

Seven Hart students on a local Destination ImagiNation (DI) team won third place at a state contest after placing second at regionals.

Anusha Vemuri, Pratyusha Vemuri, Lilian Du, Linda Du, Kaytki Joshi, Megan Yang and Melody Mei make up the team Pokey Pandas Protect Porky Pandas.

The team won a high-ranking second-place title at a regional competition in February, giving the students the chance to compete at the state level.

The students took third place at the state competition in Clovis in late March.

DI is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the challenge requirements. Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills; they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem-solving.

The team manager is Hong Mei, father of Melody Mei.