Destination Imagination Yarmouth 2012

Front row (l-r)Grace King, Emma Maierhofer, Maddie Maierhofer, Back row (l-r): Hannah Peters, Lily Daggett, Emma Peterson

ReVision Energy is pleased to support a group of Yarmouth High School sophomores whose first place finish at the high school level for the state of Maine has earned them the right to compete at the Global Destination ImagiNation (DI) Celebration in Knoxville, TN in May of this year (5/23-5/26). At that event they will be competing against teams from all 50 states and 38 countries. In total, more than 16,000 participants from around the globe will be sharing their solutions to a variety of challenges.

What is DI?

Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides two educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, we reach 100,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Destination ImagiNation, the core program, is an exhilarating after-school activity in which students work in teams to solve mind-bending Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments.

The challenge the Yarmouth team chose this year is called “The Solar Stage” – it is the scientific challenge among the choices but also involves acting/theater. Each team has 8 minutes to present their solution to the judges. The topline description says:

  • Create and present a theatrical performance that tells a Story about the use of solar energy.
  • Integrate research about past and/or current uses of solar energy.
  • Design and create a Solar Energy Prototype that demonstrates a new way to collect, capture and use solar energy.
  • Design and provide Theatrical Lighting to illuminate the Presentation and to create special theatrical effects.

This team of girls has done DI since 6th grade. They are now sophomores at Yarmouth High School. Best of luck, team!

Solar at Yarmouth High School

It can’t hurt that there is a solar energy system already at Yarmouth High School to serve as inspiration. In 2007, ReVision Energy partnered with Yarmouth High School to win a Maine-state grant to fund the school’s first renewable energy system (and one of the first solar systems for any school in Maine).

Yarmouth High School - Solar Power

You can view data for this system online: http://view2.fatspaniel.net/PV2Web/merge?&view=PV/detailDC/HostedAdmin&eid=107505