PMSA’s Howling Wolves to Enter National Competition
The Howling Wolves is PMSA’s premiere construction and design team. The group of seven sophomore students is a part of Destination Imagination (DI), a program that encourages creative problem solving and teamwork. The team has successfully competed against schools from across the state. Now, the Howling Wolves are gearing up to compete against nearly 1000 teams from across the county.
“We are looking forward to this,” said team sponsor and PMSA science teacher, Dr. Cynthia Daniels. “DI and all of these competitions teach our students the process of critical thinking. When we teach them science we are helping them to build problem solving skills and to learn how to work in groups. On the construction team, students learn the same concepts. It also strengthens their knowledge in engineering and design.”
On May 26th, over 16,000 participants from around the world will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee for a competition that is recognized as the largest educational event on planet earth. The Howling Wolves will compete and showcase their innovative skills and technical abilities.
“Destination Imagination is not based on solutions, but it’s based on teamwork and the creative path that you use to get there,” said Karthika Nar, who is the Howling Wolves’ team captain. “Our team placed first in the state completion and we placed second in the regional competition. Now we get to compete with students from 15 different countries from around the world.”
During the Destination Imagination tournament, teams are tested to think on their feet, work together, and devise original solutions to satisfy the requirements of each challenge. The Howling Wolves say they are ready to meet any challenge. The students are fundraising to help cover transportation, housing, meals, and the tournament registration fees.