The Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy Howling wolves were recently honored by their principal, Ed Moyer, and the PTHS 209 Board of Education for advancing in the global Destination Imagination (DI) competition.
Moyer said the team has shown true determination and that they are an inspiration to everyone at PMSA.
“Our construction team students have really demonstrated a commitment to high performance and dedication to task,” said Moyer. “PMSA’s involvement with DI began with one of our fantastic physics teachers, the late Mr. Tom Dix. The loss of Mr. Dix was but one of the major challenges faced by our team. Despite these challenges, the team has continued to learn and grow. They placed 2nd in their regional competition and 1st in the state. Now they are going on to compete globally.”
PMSA’s howling wolves are raising money to travel to Knoxville, Tennessee May 26- 29th in order to compete with over one thousand schools across the country, and 15 teams from around the world. Team sponsor and science teacher, Dr. Cynthia Daniels, said this is a great opportunity for students. The team is working to raise money in order to support this endeavor.
“Our team has overcome many obstacles in the past two years, and we are honored to be rewarded with an invitation to DI’s Global Finals where teams from across the US and at least 15 other countries will vie to showcase their innovative skills and technical abilities,” said Dr. Daniels. “Our next challenge is to locate the financial resources to accept our invitation to cover transportation, housing, meals, and the tournament registration fees. Over 16,000 participants, supporters, and volunteers will converge at what is known as the largest educational event on planet earth. So we are going to do all that we can to help our students get there and compete.”
DI is a program that encourages creative problem solving and teamwork. DI competitions are designed to teach our students the process of critical thinking and teamwork. It also teaches them to build problem solving skills. To learn more about the Howling Wolves and how you can help support the team, visit their website at http://www.wolvesarehowling.webs.com or contact Dr. Cynthia Daniels at email@example.com.