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Contacts: Wayne Kurtzman, wayne.kurtzman@nh-di.org
Michael Russell, michael.russell@nh-di.org

This Saturday! Global Aspirations: Local Students Compete with Eyes on Global Competition

Salem HS Hosts NH Destination Imagination State Finals

After several weeks of creative problem solving tournaments, 115 New Hampshire student teams are just one competition away from representing the state at the ultimate “kids hands on, adults hands off” competition: Destination Imagination Global Finals.

This Saturday at Salem High School, teams will compete at NH Destination Imagination State Finals.

These teams started work in the fall, selecting a Challenge that combines research, teamwork and creativity with core school subjects and an emphasis in the arts, science, technology, engineering, math or service learning. Every aspects of the team solution must be strictly “owned” by the teams. These solutions are appraised for creativity, teamwork and other elements. Teams compete within their selected challenge and grade bracket.

More information about the non-profit New Hampshire Destination Imagination is available on their web site NH-DI.org.

TO EDITORS:

–         Results and photos will be made available as soon as possible after the event.

–         If on site, please call Wayne Kurtzman at 603-591-7906 to get you to your areas teams ASAP

OVERVIEW:

What:      Teams advancing from statewide meets compete at NH Destination Imagination State Finals in hopes representing the state and compete with teams from 48 states and 12 countries at Destination Imagination Global Finals.

Who:       Student creative problem solving teams who have advanced from NH Destination Imagination regional tournaments will compete in challenges based in the arts, science, technology, engineering, math and service learning.

Why:        Top scoring teams will represent the state and compete with teams from 48 states and 15 countries at Destination Imagination Global Finals.

When:     Saturday, April 6, 2013

Where:    Salem High School

Resources: Press Kit and Info: www.NH-DI.org/press

Tournament Site (with Schedule): http://www.nh-di.org/state_tournament_2013/

BEST PHOTO TIMES may be dependent on team performances. Generally will be 9AM – 3 PM

A schedule sorted by time and town will be placed on our web site (NH-DI.org/press) on Friday morning.

Participating Teams

School/Organization City

# of Teams

Academy for Science and Design Merrimack

3

Alton Central School Alton

1

Auburn Village School Auburn

1

Bedford DI Bedford

1

Bedford High School Bedford

1

Bedford School District Bedford

3

Berlin Schools Berlin

1

Bethlehem Elementary School Bethlehem

1

Bow Elementary school Bow

3

Bow Extracurricular Enrichment P Bow

1

Bow Schools Bow

4

Chesterfield School West Chesterfield

3

Conant High School Rindge

2

Danville Elementary Danville

2

Dover Middle School Dover

1

Ellis School Fremont

1

Garrison Elementary School Dover

1

Gilbert H. Hood Middle School Derry

1

Grantham Village School Grantham

2

Griffin Memorial School Litchfield

1

GRS School District Randolph

1

Hampstead Academy Chester

3

hampstead Central School Hampstead

1

Highbridge Hill Elementary New Ipswich

1

Hillsboro Deering Middle School Hillsborough

2

Hollis DI Hollis

7

Hooksett Memorial School Hooksett

1

Inter-Lakes Meredith

2

Jaffrey Grade School Jaffrey

1

Jaffrey Rindge Middle School Rindge

1

Kearsarge Regional Middle School New London

1

Lebanon High School Grantham

2

Lebanon Middle School Grantham

1

Lighthouse Home School Co-op Loudon

1

Lincoln Akerman School Hampton Falls

1

Lin-Wood School Lincoln

1

Londonderry DI Londonderry

3

Merrimack Valley High School DI Penacook

1

Milford Elementary DI Milford

4

Milford High School Milford

2

Milford Middle School Milford

3

Monadnock middle school Swanzey

1

Monadnock Regional HS Swanzey

2

Mountain View, Goffstown Goffstown

2

NASD Project PROMISE NMMS Bristol

1

Nashua Area Merrimack

1

Nashua High School South Nashua

1

Nashua SD: Bicentennial Nashua

2

Nashua SD: Birch Hill Nashua

1

Nashua SD: Main Dunstable Nashua

1

Nashua SD: Nashua HS North Nashua

1

Nashua SD: Sunset Heights Nashua

1

Newington Public School Newington

1

Newington School District Newington

1

NHCS Project PROMISE New Hampton

1

Oyster River Middle School Durham

1

Piermont Village School Piermont

1

Pinkerton Academy Derry

3

Rindge Memorial School Rindge

1

Rundlett Middle School Concord

1

Saint Patrick School, Jaffrey Hancock

1

Sandown Central Sandown

1

Schools of Greater Nashua Nashua

1

Seg Net Enfield

1

Strafford School Strafford

3

Sunapee Central Elementary Schoo Sunapee

1

Thornton Central School Thornton

1

Warrior DI Hampton

1

Windham DI Windham

6

WLC-DI Lyndeborough

1