It's been pretty well documented that higher levels of team spirit lead to better results. In an effort to chase those better results, team USA had a team bonding session Wednesday afternoon. Team leader Ross made cookie dough, and we all rolled out, cut, and decorated cookies, generally with a Scottish theme. I think we discovered some previously hidden talents!
A great way to take our minds off of the pressure and stress in what is otherwise a very high-stress environment. Thanks for the idea, Ross!
The team getting into things.
Some artwork - highland cows, Nessie, deciduous trees, controls...
This is a puffin. Ethan is really excited to see puffins.
Giacomo made some sort of mermaid , apparently he heard there were mermaids in Scotland.
Alison managed to make bagpipes! And a haggis. We didn't know that was actually a critter.