The skit of New Albany's Destination ImagiNation team involves several Beatles songs, but it was a Queen song that foretold their time at global competition last weekend.

The skit of New Albany's Destination ImagiNation team involves several Beatles songs, but it was a Queen song that foretold their time at global competition last weekend.

The week before the seven-member team of New Albany elementary students left for the Tennessee tournament, they kept hearing Queen's "We are the Champions." And now they are.

With the skit, "Three Little Pigs, Big Fat Liars," the team attended the four-day global tournament last week and won first place.

"The children were so happy just to be there. Coming in first was icing on cake," coach Alice Fachman said. "It made the experience even better. They were so excited."

The team is the second in district history to attend globals but the first to take top honors.

The team, which includes Jacob and Marshall Budin, Cameron Fachman, Emma Jones, Claire Klodell, Ryan O'Hara and Abby Wootton, was one of more than 1,000 teams at the competition.

The New Albany students were among teams from every state and 13 countries at the tournament in Knoxville.

Fachman said New Albany's team beat 80 other teams in the "Hit or Myth" challenge. In the challenge, the team must prove or disprove a tale or urban legend by using science.

In the skit, the team disproves the Three Little Pigs story in England, with the pigs now called the "Fab Three" and the wolf being interviewed in jail. The team also includes Beatles songs and London landmark Big Ben.

The team competed twice, performing the prepared skit once and doing an instant challenge.

"They did excellent on something called the instant challenge, and it was a big mystery when we got there," Fachman said. "You have five minutes to put it together. It was very hard and very scientific."

After the Three Little Pigs skit, Fachman said, the students knew they might place, but they hadn't banked on being champions.

"After the regular challenge on Saturday, we had an idea that we would probably place," she said. "We felt pretty good, but we never in a million years imagined we would come in first place."

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