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Nine WPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to State Tournament

Nine of Wayzata Public Schools’ 23 Destination Imagination teams that competed at the February 22 regional tournament at Maple Grove High School will advance to the state tournament on April 20 at Anoka-Hennepin's Jackson Middle School.
 
The nine teams advancing to state are as follows:
Psychedelic Hippie Kaleidoscopes (10th and 11th grade team from WHS) took first place in the challenge called Pandemonium. Team members are junior Leighton Zhao and sophomores Justin Greenberg, David Mo, Arman Shah and Abby Trouth.
 
Spam (sixth grade team from WMS) took first place in the challenge called Dig In. Team members are Sierra Chen, Charlie Erdahl, Sam Roach, Angela Sun, Annelise Wickman and Ian Zukor.
 
Tardis (sixth and seventh grade team from WMS) took first place in the challenge called Going to Extremes. Team members are seventh grade students Christopher Caryotakis, Thomas Hagen, Nichol He, Abby Meyers and Claire Weiss and sixth grade student Ben Greenberg.
 
Tri-P (third and fourth grade team from Plymouth Creek and Kimberly Lane elementaries) took first place in the challenge called The Tension Builds. Team members are fourth grade students Usha Paladugu and Jasmine Tseng and third grade students Nithya Atla, Varsha Kabalavai, Tanner Knutson, Akash Kumar and Pia Leiseth.
 
Super Power Smoothies (fifth grade team from Oakwood) took first place in the challenge Pitch and Play Service Learning. Team members are Morgan Greseth, Greta Herbeck, Emma Lonson, Julia Mateski and Thomas Reid.
 
Coyote Creators (fourth grade team from Kimberly Lane) took first place in the challenge called Dig In. Team members are Matthew Carlson, Skyler Chan, Nick Cichoski, Sarah Huebschen, Nurain Jiwani, Nathan Moon and Maddie Wendt.
 
Challenge Beaters (third and fourth grade team from Birchview, Gleason Lake and Sunset Hill elementaries) took second place in the challenge The Tension Builds. Team members are fourth grade students Kaiden Erickson an Amrita Ginne and third grade students Sarah Carlson, Christopher Chi, Roshni Palaniswamy and Haya Salman.
 
Extreme Survivors (fourth grade team from Greenwood and Plymouth Creek elementaries) took second place in the challenge called Going to Extremes. Team members are Nicholas Kelly, Anagha Manoj, Logan Nicoll, Teddy Puzzo, Charlie Nierman, Jacob Nierman and Adhvaith Sridhar.
 
Senior Awesome Stryke Band of Umpa Lumpas (third and fourth grade team from Kimberly Lane, Plymouth Creek and Greenwood elementaries) took second place in the challenge called Pitch and Play Service Learning. Team members are fourth grade student Nithya Malisetti and third grade students Arnav Garg, Sidarth Gazula, Shaina Grover, Anya Kachru, Anushka Srivastava and Prachet Upadrashta.



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