Earlier this semester, six teams from Coder Elementary competed at the Greater Fort Worth Region Destination Imagination Tournament for the second year.
Two third/fourth-grade teams – the Scientific Team led by Sandy Dempsey, and the Technical Team led by Clay McKenzie and Cynthia Turner – placed in the Top 15 of their Competition Track.
A third team – the Fine Arts Team led by Kimberly Lowe – placed Fourth in their Track.
All three second-grade teams – led by Jennifer Kirkpatrick and Kelly Neff, Rhonda Wilson and Jerry Ballard, and Paige McCarthy and Lynda Wright – received medals for their hard work.
The Lurking Shadows team – led by McCarthy and Wright – received top honors: the da Vinci Award for Outstanding Creativity and Teamwork.
Only four Early Elementary teams are given this award at each tournament, where more than 900 teams compete.