The Hudson Middle School eighth grade Destination Imagination team went to Global Finals in Kansas City in May. They were one of four teams from Hudson, the rest were Hudson High School teams. They were also chosen to walk in the international parade of affiliates representing Wisconsin.

They worked hard all year and in the end they placed 12th out of 81 teams and fifth in their Instant Challenge. Katie Thoreson, an ESL educational assistant at Willow River Elementary, has been their team manager all through Middle School.

According to, "Destination Imagination is a volunteer-led, educational non-profit organization that teaches 21st century skills and STEM principles to kindergarten through university level students by collaborative problem solving challenges."