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3 Beachwood Teams Compete at Global Finals


A record three Beachwood teams competed and made strong showings at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals, held at the University of Tennessee, May 23-26.

The sixth grade team placed 25th out of 70 middle school teams in their "challenge," while the seventh grade team placed 25th out of 78 teams. Beachwood's fourth grade team placed 29th out of 114 teams - and were the highest placing elementary team from Ohio in their challenge.

The participating teams from Beachwood were:
  • Coming Attractions, Elementary (4th graders): Parker Gill, Lena Leland, Max Steiger, Gabe Stern, Jordyn Zawatasky (Coach: Darby Steiger)
  • Assembly Required, Middle School (6th graders): Esther Millas, Lila Miller, Daria Novikov, Jinle Zhu, Jackie Joo (Coach: Pam Millas)
  • Solar Stage, Middle School (7th graders): Andie Cohen, Julia Warner, Sean Waxman-Lenz, Jason Wu, Yuke Zheng (Coach: Michael Waxman-Lenz)
The Beachwood teams qualified when they each placed second in their respective categories at the DI state tournament on April 21 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Beachwood's program continues to expand under 15th year adviser and 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Shelly Lewis, who grew the program from six teams a year ago, to 12 teams this year.

Six Beachwood teams qualified for the state tournament by taking first place at the March 10th regional tournament at Beachwood High School. All 12 of Beachwood's teams placed fourth or better at the regional tournament. The following are the results of Beachwood's 12 DI teams from the Regional Tournament in March:
  • 1st Place, Elementary, Coming Attractions: Parker Gill, Lena Leland, Max Steiger, Gabe Stern, Jordyn Zawatasky

  • 1st Place, Elementary, Hold It: Sinjon Chakrabarti, Elizabeth Metz, Katie Park, Zihao Qing, Ria Raj, Jenny Zhang, Chelsea Zheng

  • 1st Place, Elementary, News to Me: Yardena Carmi, Josh Danielpour, JingJing Shen, Alex Shupp, Julia Woomer

  • 1st Place, Middle School, Assembly Required: Esther Millas, Lila Miller, Daria Novikov, Jinle Zhu, Jackie Joo

  • 1st Place, Middle School, Coming Attractions: Olivia Adelman, Abbey Brewer, Robby Creed, Gaby Rodriguez, Morgan Tucker, Lily Steiger

  • 1st Place, Middle School, Solar Stage: Andie Cohen, Julia Warner, Sean Waxman-Lenz, Jason Wu, Yuke Zheng

  • 2nd Place, Elementary, Solar Stage: Lauren Clar, Emily Isaacson, Sanjana Murthy, Linda Yu

  • 2nd Place, Middle School, Coming Attractions: Max Alter, Chandler Bogomolny, Joey Rogoff, Jack Zhang, Kevin Zhang

  • 4th Place, Elementary, Hold It: Gabriel Colmenares, Langston Gaines-Smith, Liam Wasserman, Olivia Williams, Stephanie Yen

  • 4th Place, Elementary, World Canvass: Sadie Alter, Andrew Baker, Mallory Chylla, Hannah Light, Amelia Port

  • 4th Place, Middle School Assembly Required: Cameron Haynesworth, Kevin Dong, Andrew Lubinger, Amanda Wasserman, Kevin Yu

  • 4th Place, Middle School, Coming Attractions: Cassidy Crosby, Asha Gaines-Smith, Sami Zawatsky, Blair Mitchell, Ofek Hyer
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