BOURBON — Members of Triton’s Destination ImagiNation team in the Project Outreach Challenge: Reel to Real were recently selected to receive a $2,500 grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation.
The team, Bourbon Community Awareness, had to define a need within its community, enlist community partners, and document its progress for the Destination ImagiNation program.
This team chose to have a mural painted in town, and sought out a location (Bourbon Subway), obtained permission from the owner, secured a muralist, and has begun to seek funds to complete the project.
As part of their challenge in DI, the students have to write the grant themselves. The team presented an eight-minute skit, which included a short movie created by the team documenting how they started their project, where it is at right now, and how they plan to complete the project. They also answered panel questions within this time limit at their state competition which was held April 13 at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Bourbon Community Awareness team is one of five Triton Destination ImagiNation teams that competed at the state tournament. Teams that placed first or second in their challenges advanced to the Global Final Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. in May.