“The Lost Gold”
A team of third-graders from Pioneer Elementary School traveled earlier this month to the Destination Imagination Regional Competition in Richland. The event is a creative problem-solving competition where teams of students work on their own to solve a challenge of their choosing. The Pioneer team chose the challenge “Get a Clue.” The students then wrote a play, “The Lost Gold,” about Christopher Columbus. The story was set on his ship, the Santa Maria. Students also designed the costumes and props. Habitat for Humanity donated the clothes for the costumes. It was the first year the students competed, and they were competing against students in the third through fifth grades, said teacher Camille Jones. “The kids told me they were very proud of themselves,” Jones said. “They didn’t think they’d be able to do it, but they did the whole thing by themselves and learned a lot about teamwork and friendship in the process.” Pictured, from left to right, is the Quincy Engineering STEAM Team of Peter Hansen, Danielle MacPherson, Jones, Amy Buenrostro, Abigail Duran, Angel Cordova, Brooklynn Garcia and Lizbeth Ramirez.