I’ve been a DI kid since fourth grade, totaling nine years. I have competed in Global Finals five times, although I’ve qualified six times. My team and I have won 1st place at many regional and state tournaments, as well as earning several special awards. I’ve also volunteered in DI by serving as a team manager for a team of second graders, teaching kids about video editing and animation for a DI summer camp and being a member and contributing to the DI teen leadership committee.
The whole process of starting with a massively open-ended problem and working together as a team to come up with a creative solution is something that I love. Every time we have qualified for Globals my team has worked until the very end. Every year I put in everything I have into making something that I am proud of. From cool costumes, to intricate set pieces, to technically innovative contraptions, and even animations that take over one hundred hours to complete, it was all worth it.
April 1, 2021