Cascade Heights’ Destination Imagination team-LOLiPOP-placed second at the regional Destination Imagination competition on March 16 at Century High School in Hillsboro. LOLiPOP stands for Love of Learning Peer Outreach Project. Their creative and much involved performance and documentary earned them an invitation to the state competition in Corvallis on April 6.
The team chose a Community Service Project in October where they visited several area schools to read to the young preschoolers. Their goal was to instill a love of reading to younger children and to those who may struggle with reading. They filmed their meetings and reading over several months and then created a documentary and presentation.
“I think the "little" guys enjoyed being read to by the "big" kids. It lets the "little" guys know they will soon be able to read all by themselves,” said Pat Fields a director at Head Start Milwaukie, one location that LOLiPOP visited.
“Literacy is so important but having a good influence read to you is very special and is hard to find,” beamed Kelly Skopil of YMCA, another organization influenced by LOLiPOP.
LOLiPOP includes Avery Burn (5th), Moriah Midwood (5th), Andrea Quirino (4th), and Genae Vanek (5th) all from CHPCS. The girls have their sights set high and are hoping to attend the global finals in Knoxville, TN in May.
Destination Imagination is a worldwide organization that promotes problem solving, teamwork and creativity in K-12 students.
For more information, visit http://www.destinationimagination.org/what-we-do/challenge-program