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BMS' Destination Imagination and Power of the Pen Teams Excel at Competitions!


Congratulations to Brady Middle School's Destination Imagination Team Hedgehog Factory for taking first place in the state competition for the third year in a row and to the BMS Power of the Pen 7th and 8th grade teams for bringing home a second place combined title from the Regional Competition!

The eighth grade Power of the Pen team included Emma Briskin, Emily Ciuprinskas, Hunter Dewey, Ian Resnik, Faye Fahsbender, and Ta'Mia Fannin with Fahsbender taking home a sixth place overall award, Dewey a 14th place, and Briskin a 15th place. The 8th grade BMS team won the second place team award!
The seventh grade team included Robert Miron, Jackson Leb, Zoey Yelsky, Annabella Rico, and Angela Kalina with Miron placing 11th overall. More than 180 students were invited to participate, with 90 students competing in each grade level.
With one of the highest ever number of students qualifying for the regional tournament based on their district tournament performance, BMS teachers Jeff Kapostasy, Lee McClain, Jenna Drozd, and Sarah DiBenedetto brought the eleven writers to compete at Hudson Middle School this past weekend. The students participated in three 40-minute rounds and earned the 2nd Place Sweepstakes Award for combined 7th and 8th grade teams overall. Congratulations to ALL of our talented writers!!!

Meanwhile, down in Mount Vernon, Ohio Team Hedgehog Factory was competing for the State title...which they won for the third year in a row, earning a place in the GLOBAL competition in Knoxville, Tennessee in May!
Congratulations to sixth graders Lyla Berns, Clara Briskin, Katie Kapp, Mason Lurie, Jaden Polster, and Abby Thompson on another outstanding showing!!!  For more information about the Destination Imagination competition, click here. 

Orange is so proud of all of our extraordinary Brady Middle School students!  We wish you the best of everything as you move on to the next round(s)!!!

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