A team of Hart Middle School students won first place in a recent Destination Imagination competition in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Pleasanton seventh-grade students competed in the arts-and-science competition in late May. The team was made up of Sydney Cohen, Aly Lam, Holden Meyer, Aryan Sethi, Vincent Hsu and Chiemeka Kalu, parent Suzy Maska said.
The Destination Imagination competition includes presentations that focus on the intersection of arts and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The Pleasanton team gave a performance that detailed a timeline of important events in the civil rights movement, such as the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace's speech on segregation.
The team was also given the competition's daVinci award for "outstanding creativity."
"In the end, the team's risk-taking paid off; the audience was left speechless by this compelling performance," Maska said the judges wrote after the performance.