NHICC_NH-DI_WEBLOGOFor immediate release: March 20, 2013
For more information contact: 

Kingston Meet Wayne Kurtzman, NH-DI Media Relations, wayne.kurtzman@nh-di.org

Swanzey MeetMichael Russell, Michael.russell@nh-di.org

Teams Try to Advance to State Finals by Blending Creativity, STEM and the Arts

Local Teams Compete To Qualify for NH Destination Imagination State Finals


They say if it were easy, everyone would do it. These are the kids that do the hard stuff.

Over 1,100 students from some 150 teams will compete in complex challenges based in the arts, science, technology, engineering, math and service learning. They are competing to advance to Destination Imagination State Finals with meets being held at this Saturday at Monadnock Regional High School in East Swanzey and Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston.

Teams from kindergarten to high school started working through the creative process in the fall, building teamwork and creative problem solving skills. 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 are appraised for creativity and innovation.

Teams that advance from Regional competition will advance to the New Hampshire State Finals on April 6th in Salem, in hopes of advancing to Destination Imagination Global Finals in May.


Where: Monadnock Regional High School in East Swanzey [Tournament page, directions and schedule] Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston [Tournament page, directions and schedule]

When:  Best photo times 9:15 – 12; 12:30-2PM (3PM in Kingston)

Who:   A list of schools participating are at the end of this release

Why:   These creative kids want to advance to compete at NH-DI State Finals in hopes of representing NH at Destination Imaginaton Global Finals


Kingston Tournament Teams (80 teams; ~600 students)

Abbott-Downing School

Academy for Science and Design

Auburn Village School

Chester Academy

Danville Elementary

Dover Middle School

Ellis School

Ernest P Barka Elementary School

Garrison Elementary School

Gilbert H. Hood Middle School

Hampstead Academy

Hampstead Central School

Hooksett Memorial School

Hopkinton DI


Lighthouse Home School Co-op

Lincoln Akerman School

Lincoln Street School

Londonderry DI

Newington Public School

Newington School District

North Hampton School

Oyster River Middle School

Pinkerton Academy

Rundlett Middle School

Sandown Central

South Range Elementary PTA

Southern NH Montessori Academy

Timberlane Middle School

Windham DI


Swanzey Tournament (67 Teams; ~500 students) 

Bedford High School

Bedford School District

Chesterfield School

Conant High School

Grantham Village School

Griffin Memorial School

Highbridge Hill Elementary

Hillsboro Deering Elem School

Hillsboro Deering Middle School

Hollis DI

Indian River School

Jaffrey Grade School

Jaffrey Rindge Middle School

Keene High School

Keene Middle School

Milford Elementary DI

Milford High School

Milford Middle School

monadnock middle school

Monadnock Regional HS

Nashua NH School District

Rindge Memorial School

Saint Joseph Regional School

Saint Patrick School, Jaffrey

Seg Net

Sunapee Central Elementary Schoo


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