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Edison teams win at competition NORTHWEST DISTRICT...

Edison teams win at competition

NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Critical thinking and teamwork earned two

Edison Elementary School teams first-place wins at the Destination

ImagiNation competition.


Destination ImagiNation is a global organization that teaches

children and adults how to solve problems creatively.

The seven-member Edison teams, made up of third-, fourth- and

fifth-grade students, competed against 90 elementary school teams at


a regional meet earlier this month at La Mirada High School.

The two teams advance to state competition April 12 in Fresno. If the teams win at state, they are eligible to compete at global finals

in May at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

While learning problem-solving skills, the students also learn

manners and social skills. But most of all, they learn they can rely

on themselves and their abilities to accomplish a task, said Mata

Plumb, co-regional director of Destination ImagiNation.

“Most of all, we hope they’re learning self-confidence and an


I-can-do-it attitude ... that will benefit them the rest of their

lives,” Plumb said.

Teen poetry contest now open

BURBANK -- Students in grades 6 through 12 are eligible to enter

the Teen Poetry Contest sponsored by the Burbank Public Library. The

contest is open through March 31.

Entries must be original poems on any topic, up to 50 lines. A

maximum of three poems can be entered per student.


Winners will be chosen in two categories, grades 6-8 and grades

9-12. Prizes will be awarded at a Burbank City Council meeting.

Rules and entry forms are available at Central Library, 110 W.

Glenoaks Blvd.; Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St.;

or Northwest Branch Library, 3323 W. Victory Blvd.

For more information, call 238-5589.

Compiled by

Molly Shore