Effective Student Marketing is helping a team of five middle school girls make it to the Global Finals competition for Destination Imagination. The competition is being held on Friday, May 25, 2012, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Effective Student Marketing is one of their corporate sponsors.
Destination Imagination is a non-profit organization that gives students a chance to work together on teams to solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. The DI team from Andover, Massachusetts is comprised of five 7th grade girls who won first place in the Solar Energy Challenge at the Massachusetts Destination Imagination State Tournament on March 31, 2012. They’ll join 1,200 teams from 50 states and 20 countries to compete at the Global Finals.
The team is made up of Sydney Nagahiro from The Pike School, Julia Beckwith and Clare Sullivan from Doherty Middle School, and Ananya Bhattacharya and Emma Kelley from West Middle School.
Effective Student Marketing is proud to sponsor this team of girls, “Andover Middle School Solar Stage,” which includes Emma Kelley, daughter of Effective Student Marketing president, Andy Kelley.
“Aside from my personal tie to the team, we as a company support what Destination Imagination stands for. Obviously we support education, but we also strongly support science, math and engineering, especially among girls. Women are so under-represented in the world of science and engineering, we’re excited to help this group of girls achieve their goals,” said Kelley.
Andover Middle School Solar Stage will be traveling to Knoxville, Tennessee this week, thanks to generous sponsors like Effective Student Marketing and Magnolia Solar, a local solar energy company that is also contributing.
To follow the competition live and see how the Andover team does, you can follow @AndyWKelley or @TJOKelley on Twitter. They’ll be using the hashtags #andovermadi, #MADI #idodi, and #wickedsmartgirls to track the girls’ progress.
Good luck Sydney, Julia, Clare, Ananya, and Emma!
You can read the full press release here.