Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

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May 15, 2013

Destination Imagination

Wind energy project earns seventh-graders trip to Knoxville.

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“I slept with the trophy that night,” said McKenna Malott, who plays Sugar.

Everling said she was proud of the kids. They fought hard to make it this far, and they’ve learned a lot along the way, she said.

“They definitely do learn skills,” she said. “They learned confidence in themselves. They learned to think outside the box. They’re learning to solve challenges on their own.”

In less than a week, Malott, Hanny, Alexander, Arhea Pugh, Lizzy Smith and Sam Everling will join more than 10,000 of their peers from more than 20 countries around the world to perform their skit one last time.

The students said they aren’t nervous. This one is all about having fun.

“The winning part is getting there and having fun and meeting people,” Malott said.

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