(Darien Times, 3/29/17)
Four Darien girls spent Saturday, March 25, competing at the Connecticut state “Destination Imagination” tournament, a global initiative designed to promote STEM education. The Tokeneke fourth graders, Madeleine Hardy, Yashika Sharma, Charlie Bower and Grace Vanovitch, took first place in the elementary ‘Vanished’ challenge, earning them a place in the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee later in the year.
The journey was started by two moms and team managers, Teresa Jandziol and Neenu Sharma in September. Both wanted their daughters to have fun with some STEM projects while building confidence and learning to think “out of the box.”