Destination Imagination teams advance to state

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    By Becky Thompson
    Special to The SUN
    Destination Imagination is a competition that challenges students in one of seven open-ended challenges requiring teams of young people to apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), in addition to improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork and community service.

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    The Fantastic Doctors are Jessica Parker and Ellie Vining, coached by (not pictured) Julie Plummer-Ashbaugh.
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    RuthAnn Morehouse and David Morehouse are Bombulum Draconis. They are coached by (not pictured) Kristen and Jesse Morehouse.
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    The Team Hybrid members are Reese Jenkins and Malachi Vincent, coached by (not pictured) Julie Plummer-Ashbaugh.
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    The Rising Stars team is Kianoa Landry, Shiloh Delelman, Chloe Crabb, coach Grace Thompson, Savannah Graves, Wells Witting and Joe Archuleta.
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    The Fire Monsters are Gianna Shaeffer, Tacen Carter, River Wilson and Isabelle Ratcliff, coached by (not pictured) Julie Plummer-Ashbaugh.
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    Ellie Vining receiving her special award with Scientific Challenge Master Julia Hampton and Instant Challenge Master Elliot Brechner.
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    Team Power Pilots is Oliver Samu, John Grimes, Tameron Carter and Ethan Bracken, coached by (not pictured) Julie Plummer-Ashbaugh.