[Photos now posted]. It’s a fun (and tough) job, but someone has to do it: Appraise the solutions of the hundreds of Destination ImagiNation teams competing in creativity, problem solving and teamwork. This weekend, over 100 new and return Appraisers were trained at Merrimack Valley Middle School in Penacook.

“It’s a great way to kick off our 30th year of the program”, according to NH-DI Affiliate Director Kara Swedlow. “It was great watching Team Challenge and Instant Challenge Appraisers get hands-on training by our Affiliate and Regional Challenge Masters.” New and returning Appraisers were trained, many of whom are alumni of the program, and actually were on teams themselves.

An even larger training is scheduled for this Saturday at Londonderry High School. All NH-DI teams must supply a trained Appraiser. For more information, click here (PDF).