Global Finals Opening Ceremony 2010

For more information contact: Wayne Kurtzman, NH-DI Media Relations,


Ice Cream; Destination ImagiNation “Team NH” Meet Before International Competition

Top Creative Problem Solving Teams from New Hampshire Get Ready to Compete with Teams from 13 Countries; All 50 States at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals

In the fall, New Hampshire fielded over 300 creative problem solving teams from over 150 schools and community groups to compete in creative problem solving competitions.  This Friday, the top 33 teams, “Team New Hampshire”, will take a break from their massive fundraising efforts to meet together for the first time to learn what they can expect later this month at the World’s largest creativity competition: Destination ImagiNation Global Finals.

On Friday, teams from around the state will meet in Londonderry for the annual “spoil your dinner” event. This is where teams will learn from NH-DI board members, appraisers, alumni and experienced team members who have been to Global Finals before exactly what they can expect at this amazing international event attended by nearly 26,000 people.

This is where they became Team New Hampshire – representing not only their communities, but the Granite State and the United States!

Teams will practice tournament problem solving and innovation strategies in a relaxed atmosphere – and then enjoy ice cream together.

Destination ImagiNation features teams of up to seven students that choose one of the six “Challenges” that blend core school subjects with a focus in the arts, math, science, literature, technical and structural design or community service. Each team competes with other teams within their Challenge and their grade level. These teams have succeeded at several levels of competition to qualify for the International event.


Details for credentialed press:

Date: Friday, May 2nd at 6 – 7:30 PM

Londonderry Senior High School Cafe

What: Teams from around the state will meet, practice creative problem solving strategies prior to representing New Hampshire and the United States at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals. Team listing at the end of this press release.

When: Teams arrive 5:45; Instant Challenge practice starts at 6; Ice Cream around 7.

Who: The top 33 (from 300) Creative Problem Solving Teams doing New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation.

Press Kit and DIrections:


The following teams have advanced to the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in Knoxville, TN from May 25-28th.


Organization Challenge Level
Academy of Science and Design mythology mission middle
Appleton Elementary unidentified moving object elementary
Belmont Middle School dynamic networks middle
Bow schools unidentified moving object elementary
Chesterfield School triple take road show elementary
Conant High School unidentified moving object secondary
Conant High School spinning a tale secondary
Conant High School triple take road show secondary
Cooperative Middle School unidentified moving object middle
Garrison Elementary School Verses! foiled again! elementary
Hampstead Academy mythology mission elementary
Hollis DI unidentified moving object middle
Hollis DI mythology mission middle
Jaffrey-Rindge spinning a tale elementary
James Mastricola Upper Elementary Verses! foiled again! middle
Lebanon High School mythology mission secondary
Lincoln Street School mythology mission elementary
Londonderry South School triple take road show elementary
Londonderry High School triple take road show secondary
Lurgio Middle School triple take road show middle
Maple Avenue Elementary Goffstown spinning a tale elementary
Mascoma Valley Regional HS unidentified moving object secondary
Milford DI spinning a tale middle
Milford DI Verses! foiled again! secondary
Monadnock Regional High School Verses! foiled again! secondary
Nashua Catholic Regional Junior HS triple take road show middle
Pinkerton Academy mythology mission secondary
Random Adolescents dynamic networks secondary
Strafford School triple take road show elementary
Timberlane Regional High School spinning a tale secondary
Windham Center School Verses! foiled again! elementary
Windham Middle School spinning a tale middle
Windham Middle School Verses! foiled again! middle



About New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation

Destination ImagiNation® is a leading-edge non-profit organization dedicated to teaching participants the essential skills of creativity, teamwork, and problem solving. Every year, we reach 100,000 students (from pre-K through college) across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.
There are over 1.3 million Destination ImagiNation alumni around the world including over 100,000 New Hampshire alumni.


NH-DI is administered by the 501(c)3 non-profit NHICC™: New Hampshire’s Incredible Creativity Connection. NHICC, celebrating 30 years of creative problem solving programs for New Hampshire students, will run Destination ImagiNation for over 2,000 students from well over 150 Granite State schools and community organizations. NHICC also operates Camp Gottalikachallenge, our 17 year old summer creativity camps.


Learn more about NHICC and New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation at, or the international Destination ImagiNation at


Goals of Destination ImagiNation:

• Foster creative and critical thinking.

• Learn and apply creative problem solving methods and tools.

• Develop teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills.

• Nurture research and inquiry skills, involving both creative exploration and attention to detail.

• Enhance and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skills (both impromptu and sustained).

• Promote the recognition, use, and development of many and varied strengths and talents.

• Encourage competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving.