New Hampshire Destination Imagination Press Release

Media Contacts:

Wayne Kurtzman, wayne.kurtzman@nh-di.org
Media Resources: http://www.nh-di.org/about-us/press/

Teams Compete Saturday to Represent NH at Destination Imagination Global Finals

Which teams will represent New Hampshire at the world’s largest competition and celebration of creativity and innovation at Destination Imagination Global Finals?

EDITORS NOTE: These can be very visual, and the students provide some great interviews!  Participating teams are at the end of this release. Results will be emailed to qualified media and posted on NH-DI.org.

 

Student teams that have excelled at creativity, teamwork and collaborative problem solving from around the state will compete Saturday to represent New Hampshire at the world’s largest competition and celebration of creativity at Destination Imagination Global Finals. The “D.I.” State Finals will be held in Hampton at Winnicunnet High School.

Teams will compete with other teams in open-ended challenges that require young people to apply science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), in addition to improvisation, theater arts, presentation skills, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork and community service.

WHO: 115 student teams from 57 New Hampshire communities who have exceled at regional NH Destination Imagination tournaments.

WHAT/WHY: Destination Imagination State Finals to determine which NH teams will represent the state and compete with teams from 15 countries and nearly every state at Destination Imagination Global Finals.

WHERE: Winnicunnet High School, Hampton, NH
Directions: http://www.nh-di.org/2010/12/directions-winnacunnet-high-school/

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2015. Opening Ceremony at 7:45 AM; Competition 8:30 – 5 PM; Award Ceremony after 6 PM.
A schedule of competition times will be available at: http://www.nh-di.org/tournaments/2015-state-tournament/

Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams are immersed in the creative process needed to solve open-ended Challenges, and then present their solutions at regional and state tournaments. If they win at those levels, they may qualify for Global Finals.

This year, over 200,000 students in 30 countries will take part in D.I. Challenges. Included are over 2,000 Granite States students. Over 1,300 teams will be participating at Global Finals.

Global_Finals_2014_Welcome_Celebration

Global Finals 2014 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

 

Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEAM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Academic tournaments take place around the world where teams have the opportunity to present their solutions to trained appraisers. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. In working to solve our Challenges, teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and confidence) to build on their unique strengths. “DI” is unique in that these solutions must be fully solved and created by the team members alone.

In the Granite State, the program is run by the New Hampshire Destination Imagination program.

TEAMS COMPETING AT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE FINALS INCLUDE

School / Organization Town Team Competing
Academy for Science and Design Merrimack 3
Amherst Clark-Wilkins School Amherst 1
Auburn Village School Auburn 2
Bedford DI Bedford 5
Berlin Schools Berlin 3
Bethlehem Elementary School Bethlehem 1
Bicentennial Elementary School Nashua 1
Bow Elementary Bow 2
Bow Extracurricular Enrichment Program Bow 2
Bow Schools Bow 2
Chesterfield School West Chesterfield 2
Conant High School Fitzwilliam 1
Concord High School Concord 1
Derry Village School Derry 1
Dover High School Dover 1
Dover Middle School Dover 1
Ellis School Fremont 1
Ernest P Barka Elementary School Derry 1
Goffstown High School Goffstown 1
Grantham Village School Grantham 2
Griffin Memorial School Litchfield 2
GRS Cooperative Gorham 1
Hampstead academy Hampstead 2
Highbridge Hill Elementary New Ipswich 2
Hillsboro-Deering School District Hillsborough 2
Hollis Brookline DI Hollis 4
Hollis Montessori School Hollis 1
Hooksett Memorial School Hooksett 1
Infant Jesus School Nashua 1
Inter-Lakes High School Meredith 1
Jaffrey Grade School Jaffrey 1
Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School Fitzwilliam 1
Kearsarge Regional Middle School N. Sutton 1
Keene High School Spofford 1
Keene Middle School Keene 1
Lebanon Area DI Grantham 1
Lebanon Middle School Grantham 1
Lighthouse Homeschool Loudon 2
Lincoln Street School Exeter 1
Londonderry D.I. (High School) Londonderry 1
Londonderry D.I. (Londonderry MS) Londonderry 1
Loudon Home School Group Canterbury 1
Main Dunstable Elementary School Nashua 2
Mascoma Valley Regional HS Enfield 1
Maude H Trefethen School New Castle 1
Merrimack DI Merrimack 1
Mildred C. Lakeway Elementary Littleton 2
Milford Elementary School Milford 1
Milford High School Milford 3
Milford Middle School Milford 1
Monadnock Regional HS Swanzey 3
Monadnock Regional School District Swanzey 1
Monadnock-Cutler DI Swanzey 1
Moultonborough Central School Moultonborough 2
Mountain View Middle School Goffstown 1
NASD Project Promise Bristol 3
Nashua School District Nashua 1
New Heights Portsmouth 1
Newington Public School Newington 1
Pinkerton Academy Derry 3
Polaris Charter School Manchester 1
Rindge Memorial School Rindge 1
Seacoast Charter School Kingston 1
Shaker Regional School District Belmont 1
Strafford School Strafford 2
Sunapee Central Elementary School Sunapee 1
Sunapee Middle High School Sunapee 2
Sunset Heights Nashua Nashua 2
Thornton Central School Thornton 2
Timberlane Regional Middle School Plaistow 1
Windham DI Windham 4
Winnacunnet High School Hampton 2
WLC-DI (Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative) Lyndeborough 2

 

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