Killaloe kids recount Destination Imagination adventure

KILLALOE – It was the adventure of a lifetime and one that will live on in the memories of three Killaloe Public School Students.

Last month, Amber Thibault, Becca Jahoor, Luna Nordholt and their parent escorts travelled to Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A, to participate in the Destination Imagination Global Finals. They boarded a bus on May 18 and made the 20-hour journey across the border, where they joined more than 9,000 other children at the University of Tennessee.

“It was a long drive,” laughed Thibault.

The three were missing their two teammates, Emily Borutski and Jackson Parker, who could not attend. But the two were there in spirit, as the girls made paper cut-outs of Borutski and Parker and carried them around to the events.

The KPS kids called themselves the Green Growers.

When they finally arrived in Knoxville, the first couple of days were designated towards fun, exploration and learning. Not only did they participate in a creativity expo (which included corporations like NASA), but they had the chance to attend a Duct Tape ball and even made a day trip to the Dollywood theme park.

“There were so much food and so many people,” Thibault explained.

The kids had the opportunity to attend the opening ceremonies, where they packed into the Thompson-Bolin Arena and celebrated the competition with thousands of their peers. 

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