Ad Spot

National Space Club of Huntsville donates to DI team

Terry Abel, far right, presents a donation to Samurai Puppycats team members Aaliyah Coe, Laura Neveu, Devin Toney, Lauren Chambers and Danielle Oliver. (CONTRIBUTED)
Terry Abel, far right, presents a donation to Samurai Puppycats team members Aaliyah Coe, Laura Neveu, Devin Toney, Lauren Chambers and Danielle Oliver. (CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON – National Space Club of Huntsville has donated $1,000 to a Destination Imagination (DI) team in Madison to reach the 2014 DI Global Finals.

The Samurai Puppycats team, coached by Dana Chambers and supportive parents, used the donation to compete at the finals in Knoxville, Tenn. on May 21-25.

Club director Patrick Scheuermann of Marshall Space and Flight Center presented the contribution at a breakfast on the Dynetics campus on May 14.

“They acknowledged this team that attends Rainbow Elementary School,” Chambers said. “We are so appreciative for their support and honoring us with funds to compete in Destination Imagination at global finals.”

Samurai Puppycats members are fifth-graders Aaliyah Coe, Laura Neveu, Devin Toney, Lauren Chambers and Danielle Oliver.

For its challenge, the Samurai Puppycats decided to solve a fine arts scenario, “Laugh Art Loud.” They had to choose an artist born outside the United States who has artwork in a museum.

Then, the team chose a piece of art that inspired them and wrote a ‘funny’ play that included three comic ‘freeze frames.’ For Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” “the team had to design and create all of their sets, costumes and dialogue,” Chambers said.

The team also had to build a “caption contraption — something that created a caption and froze at one point in their presentation,” Chambers said. Humor was a prerequisite. “That part wasn’t too difficult. They’re so funny.”

The Samurai Puppycats spent hours many hours in fundraising for global finals. They held car washes, yard sales and pancake breakfasts.

They also did “flamingo flocking,” or placing 25-plus plastic flamingos in someone’s yard. The homeowner can do nothing, and the students will remove the birds the next day. Or, the homeowner could donate $20 and specify the next yard that will be flocked.

Business leaders in National Space Club of Huntsville support students’ pursuits in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). “Their enthusiasm and support has propelled our team forward,” Chambers said.

For more information, visit spaceclub-hsv.org.

Huntsville

‘Into the Woods Jr.’ to unfold on Madison Academy campus

LIFESTYLES -- FEATURE SPOT

What’s the significance of red poppies? American Legion has answers.

James Clemens High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology selects Yewon Lee for institute

Madison

Elementary students excel in play at State Scholastic Chess Championship

Harvest

Groups can apply for Master Gardeners grant for horticulture projects

James Clemens High School

Madison teens’ yearlong practice culminates in 2021 State Scholastic Chess Championship

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Alabama State Games Offer Academic Scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Alabama State Games To Offer Academic Scholarships During Opening Ceremony

James Clemens High School

James Clemens shows its tech savvy in Science Olympiad

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Jets Press rates first at All American High School Film Festival

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 7, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Sam Uchitel at Bob Jones founds business for Madison CEO

Madison

City Chess Blitz Championship to decide victor on April 24

Bob Jones High School

Senior boys can apply for Alabama Boys State

Madison

VBC says scams targeting ticket seekers increasing, explains how to avoid them

Madison

State open records bill clears Senate committee

Madison

‘Essential business’ bill goes to governor

Madison

EDITORIAL: Fighting COVID-19 will require personal responsibility when mask mandate expires

Madison

Huntsville Ballet Company is back with Peter and the Wolf – April 16-18

Madison

Hubert Family Farms finding success with area’s first “pick your own tulip” experience

Madison

Community tips lead police to Harvest man accused of sexual abuse of a child

Madison

State Senate bill could send over $3.2 million to Madison City Schools

Madison

State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers

x