NHICC_NH-DI_WEBLOGO1,200 Students Display Focused Creativity, Teamwork, STEM Skills

NH Destination Imagination Regional Tournament Start Saturday in Nashua and Swanzey; 170+ Student Teams Try to Advance to State Finals

NOTE: Week 2 of competition is next week in Berlin and Kingston; State Finals in Hampton on March 28th

 

[Teams participating this week are at the end of this release]

If the non-profit Destination Imagination program is at the crossroads of open-ended creativity, critical thinking, the arts, science, technology and self-reliance, then these are the playoffs for those skills.

Students around the state are getting ready to demonstrate six months work in creative problem solving at regional competitions starting this weekend in Nashua and Swanzey. Destination Imagination, or “D.I.” participants will compete in challenges that blend the arts, technology, science, improvisational skills, structure, service learning and “think on their feet” skills. Scoring is complex, but based on creativity, collaboration and effectiveness. The tough part: Each solution is managed and created solely by team members. There is a non-competitive challenge for those younger than grade 3.

Teams finishing in the top tier of their challenge and age group will advance to NH Destination Imagination State Finals on March 28th in Hampton, NH. Top finishing teams will advance to compete with teams from virtually every state and 15 nations at Destination Imagination Global Finals in May.

NH-DI participants are among over 200,000 students in 30 countries participating in the program.

 

WHAT: Destination Imagination Regional Tournaments

WHEN: Saturday, March 7th from 8 AM – 3:30 PM; Awards approx. 4:30 or 5 PM.
Note: There are additional regionals the final week in Berlin and Kingston
Performance schedule, subject to change will be posted on the Regional event web page:
NASHUA:  http://www.nh-di.org/tournaments/2015-nashua-regional/
SWANZEY:  http://www.nh-di.org/tournaments/2015-swanzey-regional
WHERE: Nashua High School North; Monadnock Regional High School, Swanzey.

WHO / WHY: Teams Grade 2 – 12 compete to advance to NH Destination Imagination State Finals on March 28.

TEAMS COMPETING IN NASHUA ON SATURDAY

Organization Location Teams
Abbot-Downing School Concord 1
Academy for Science and Design Merrimack 4
Amherst Clark-Wilkins School Amherst 2
Bedford DI Bedford 20
Bicentennial Elementary School Nashua 6
Birch Hill Nashua 1
Bow Elementary Bow 5
Bow Extracurricular Enrichment Program Bow 3
Bow Schools Bow 4
Concord Christian Academy Concord 1
Concord High School Concord 1
Goffstown High School Goffstown, NH 1
Griffin Memorial School Litchfield 6
Hollis Brookline DI Hollis 6
Hollis Montessori School Nashua 2
Hudson Memorial School Hudson 2
Infant Jesus School Nashua 1
Ledge Street Elementary School Nashua 1
Main Dunstable Elementary School Nashua 6
Maple Avenue Elementary School Goffstown, NH 4
Merrimack DI Merrimack 7
Moultonborough Central School Moultonborough 1
Mountain View Middle School Goffstown, NH 4
NASD Project Promise Bristol 1
nashua north and south high school Nashua 1
Nashua School District Nashua 1
Sunset Heights Nashua 1
Sunset Heights Nashua Nashua 2
Windham DI Windham 1

 

TEAMS COMPETING SATURDAY IN SWANZEY

Organization Town Teams
Chesterfield School West Chesterfield 4
Conant High School West Chesterfield 1
Grantham Village School West Chesterfield 6
Highbridge Hill Elementary West Chesterfield 4
Hillsboro-Deering School District Fitzwilliam 4
Hopkinton DI Grantham 1
Indian River School Grantham 1
Jaffrey Grade School Grantham 2
Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School Grantham 2
Keene Middle School Grantham 3
KeeneHigh School Grantham 1
Lebanon Middle School New Ipswich 1
Mason Elementary School New Ipswich 1
Milford Elementary School New Ipswich 5
Milford High School New Ipswich 3
Milford Middle School Hillsborough 3
Monadnock Regional HS Hillsborough 5
Monadnock Regional School District Hillsborough 2
Monadnock-Cutler DI Hillsborough 1
Nellie’s Treehouse Hopkinton 1
Rindge Memorial School Canaan 3
St Joseph Regional School Jaffrey 2
St. Joseph Keene Jaffrey 6
St. Joseph Regional School Fitzwilliam 1
Sunapee Central Elementary School Fitzwilliam 4
Sunapee Middle High School Keene 2
Wilton Lyndeborough Cooperative (WLC) Keene 6