NH-DI Creative Problem Solving Tournaments Saturday in Kingston; E.Swanzey
Over 2,300 NH Students to Compete with Hopes of Advancing to State Meet Later This Month
Creative problem solving, collaboration and communication skills of over 2,400 New Hampshire students will be put to the test this Saturday as 172 New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation teams compete at their Regional competitions in Kingston and East Swanzey. “DI” is the world’s largest creative problem solving organization for student teams from kindergarten through college. The New Hampshire teams will join over 100,000 students in over 30 countries competing in judged challenges that incorporate core school subjects with a focus that is technical, scientific, arts-based, improvisational, structural or social-learning. What makes DI unique is that all solutions, including all ideas and construction must be done SOLELY by the team members, and not adults or friends.
Teams of up to seven students in over 100 schools and home school groups have been working since the fall to create a solution to showcase the team’s creativity, teamwork and innovation.
This Saturday, the final 1,200 students will participate in the regional competitions at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston and Monadnock Regional High School in East Swanzey, NH. Teams that advance in their Challenge and grade level will compete at Destination ImagiNation State Finals in Hampton at the end of the month. The top-scoring teams from that meet will represent New Hampshire against teams from around the world at Global Finals.
New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation marks their 31st of bringing creativity programs to Granite State schools and community organizations.
For Credentialed Press. Others wishing to cover please use the contact info above.
WHERE: Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston NH (NOTE: On-site contact Wayne Kurtzman, cell: 603.591.7906)
Monadnock Regional High School, East Swanzey (On-site contact, Dan Whitney)
WHEN: Parade of Teams at 8AM; Competition starts at 9 AM. Best photo op time 9AM – 11:30; 1 – 3 PM.
(A full list of teams is at the end of this release)
WHY: In hopes of advancing to the State tournament, and ultimately Destination ImagiNation Global Finals to compete with teams from around the world.
For more information, visit their web site at http://www.NH-DI.org.
|E Swanzey Teams|
|Amherst Middle School|
|Bicentennial Elementary School|
|Cardigan Mountain School|
|Conant High School|
|Highbridge Hill Elementary|
|Hillsboro Deering Elem Sch|
|Hillsboro Deering Middle School|
|Hillsborough Deering Middle Scho|
|Indian River School|
|Jaffrey Grade School|
|Jaffrey Rindge Middle School|
|Keene High School|
|Keene Middle School|
|Lebanon High School|
|Milford Elementary DI|
|Milford High School|
|Milford Middle School|
|Monadnock Regional HS|
|Monadnock Regional Middle/Cutler|
|Rindge Memorial School|
|Saint Patrick School|
|St. Joseph Regional School|
|Kingston Regional (Sanborn RHS)|
|Bow Memorial School|
|Cooperative Middle School|
|Danville Elementary School|
|Dover Middle School|
|Garrison Elementary School|
|Hampstead Central School|
|Jackson Grammar School|
|Lamprey River Elementary|
|Lincoln Akerman School|
|Lincoln Street School|
|Merrimack Upper Elementary|
|Nashua High School South|
|New Castle Elementary|
|North Hampton School|
|North Hampton School|
|Oyster River Middle School|
|Riddle Brook School|
|Timberlane Regional High School|
|Timberlane Regional Middle Sch|
|Winnacunnet High School|
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 120,000 New Hampshire alumni.
NH-DI is administered by the 501(c)3 non-profit NHICC™: New Hampshire’s Incredible Creativity Connection. NHICC, celebrating 31 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 19 year old summer creativity camps.
Learn more about NHICC and New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation at NH-DI.org, or the international Destination ImagiNation at www.IDODI.org.
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.
### 30 ###