The team attended DI Global Finals last year for their efforts in the Project Outreach Challenge in which students identify a need in their community, designing a project to help address that need, partnering with members of the community, creating a marketing campaign to advertise the project, and then performing an 8-minute skit about the project at the tournament. The team created a “Got Heart” campaign working with Anna Jaques Hospital, the Institution for Savings, the YWCA Greater Newburyport, Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (also known as Historic New England) and Newbury Elementary School asking, “How Will You Use Your Heart Today?” Their solution focused on promoting fitness, nutrition, stress reduction and diversity education to their peers.
The team is so thankful for all the support they received from their community partners last year and is very much looking forward to returning to Knoxville for this year’s competition. Coaches Becky Morgan and Ellie Davis will accompany them on their trip in May. The team will be collecting cans and bottles, used ink cartridges and small used electronic devices (phones and such) as a way to help offset the cost of the trip. Those wishing to donate to the team’s fundraising for the trip should contact Morgan at 978-505-1207.
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