The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 14, 2000


DI team heads to global competition

Based on the old adage that you have to break a few eggs to bake a cake, Carlisle's Destination Imagination (DI) teams should be opening a bakery in town. Both town squads that qualified for DI state competition on Saturday, April 8 in Hopkinton won awards with their solution to the "Eggs Over Easy" problem. The teams had to develop a system to move five eggs through an obstacle course with five barriers. DI, a non-profit international group, split off from the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) organization last year.

The Carlisle team in the intermediate division took first place and will travel to the D2K Global Finals from May 24 through May 27 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Team members include eighth-graders Stephanie Ivanov, Megan Lyons, Jessie Nock, Clare Nosowitz, Elizabeth Popolo, and Sam Rolley. Team managers are Nancy and Rob Lyons, who have managed Carlisle's participation for the last three years.

The Carlisle team in the elementary division finished third. Team members included fifth-graders Jason Drinkwater, Dan Fidler, Rushi Ganmukhi, Lauren Lamere, Meredith Popolo, Maia Reed, and Kathleen Walsh. Joan Beauchamp and Marc Lamere served as team managers.

"We've had more than our share of broken eggs," admitted team manager Nancy Lyons. "When we started out, we used rubber eggs, and then we switched to hard-boiled eggs. It wasn't until the last month that we started using real eggs."

It's never too early to think about next year's DI program. If a child is interested, send the child's name, address and grade to Nicole Bloomfield, the Carlisle DI town coordinator, at

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