Help students get to finals

A seventh-grade Destination Imagination team from Northside Middle School is raising funds for a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee.

The six-girl team has earned a spot competing in the May 24 to 27 Destination Imagination’s Global Finals, the world’s largest celebration of student creativity.

It goes by the name ROYGBIV, an acronym for the hues commonly associated with a rainbow.

“They chose the name ROYGBIV because the challenge consisted of researching the meaning of colors and telling a story of what would happen if a color disappeared from the world,” said Chuck Brunette, Northside’s Destination Imagination coach.

Destination Imagination is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that combines STEM principles, the arts, creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills through challenges.

ROYGBIV took first place in the Instant Challenge portion at both regional and state this year, Brunette said.

This is the first year the team has qualified for Global Finals, which brings students together from across the United States and about 15 other countries.

But in order to compete, the team must raise enough money to cover its costs and is using a gofundme page to do that.

How to help

The Northside Middle School team that has qualified for the Destination Imagination Global Final in Tennessee is asking the community to help out by donating through May 23 to its GoFundMe page: 

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.