20140329_NHDI_Closing_3327Over 200,000 students in 30 countries, including over 300 New Hampshire student teams started working in the fall to develop solutions to mind-bending Challenges. Now 40 of those teams will be competing with over 1,250 teams from around the U.S. and the World at Destination Imagination Global Finals.

Results and Photos are NOW AVAILABLE on the Tournament Page

Destination Imagination is an extracurricular program that uses Challenge based learning in science, technology, the arts, engineering, math and service learning to build skills in creativity, collaboration, communication – and strong personal confidence. Over 200,000 students in 30 countries and nearly every state participate in the program. This year, New Hampshire has over 3,000 students participating in the program.

Students compete within their own age group and their Challenge of choice. Team can select a challenge, each with a different focus including: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Structural and Service Learning.

Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination, Inc was visiting the New Hampshire event. At Opening Ceremony, Cadle stated that,”Destination Imagination… is the industry standard for 21st century learning programs…  Our kids … learn management skills such as negotiations, presentations, and public speaking. They learn time and budget management. They learn how to plan and manage a project. In other words, they learn the creative process from imagination to innovation, and they are very special. And these are the skills that they need for college, career, and life.”

The following teams have qualified to advance to the University of Tennessee for competition from May 21 – 24: (Full Results are posted HERE)


Challenge A: Dig In (Technical)

Elementary Level
1 Strafford School, Strafford, #130-00114
2 Highbridge Hill Elementary, New Ipswich, #130-01753

Middle Level
1 Londonderry, Londonderry, #130-05437
2 Keene Middle School, Keene, #130-66830
3    Bow Schools, Bow, #130-01243

Secondary Level
1 Hollis Brookline DI, Hollis, #130-54262
2 Pinkerton Academy, Hampstead, #130-34033
3    Milford High School, Milford, #130-70195

Challenge B: Going To Extremes (Scientific)

Elementary Level
1 Bow Elementary School, Bow, #130-77942
2 Auburn Village School, Auburn, #130-63961
Middle Level
1 Hollis Brookline Destination Imagination, Hollis, #130-53143
2 Mountain View Middle School, Goffstown, NH, #130-55040
Secondary Level
1 Conant High School, Rindge, #130-55640
2 Berlin Schools, Berlin, #130-04231
Challenge C: Laugh Art Loud (Fine Arts)
Elementary Level
1 NASD – Project PROMISE, Bristol, #130-96015
2 Hollis Brookline Destination Imagination, Hollis, #130-67935
Middle Level
1 Bedford DI, Bedford, #130-40375
2 Newington Public School, Greenland, #130-00546
Secondary Level
1 Inter-Lakes, Meredith, #130-42452
2 Windham DI, Windham, #130-35146

Challenge D: Pandemonium (Improvisation)

Elementary Level
1 Bedford DI, Bedford, #130-94426
2 Grantham Village School, Grantham, #130-29490
Middle Level
1 Shaker Regional School District (Canterb, Belmont, #130-53351
2 Hampstead Academy, Chester, #130-42120
Secondary Level
1 Monadnock Regional HS, Swanzey, #130-01718
2 Pinkerton Academy, Hampstead, #130-42034

Challenge E: The Tension Builds (Structre)

Elementary Level
1 Main Duntable Elementary, Nashua, #130-05549
2 T Hampstead Academy, Chester, #130-85514
2 T Hooksett Memorial School, Hooksett, #130-48405
Middle Level
1 Dover Middle School, Dover, #130-54111
2 Mountain View Middle School, Goffstown, NH, #130-73024
Secondary Level
1 Milford High School, Milford, #130-61947
2 Pinkerton Academy, Derry, #130-26429
projectOUTREACH: Pitch & Play (Service Learning)

Elementary Level
1 Sunapee Central Elementary School, Sunapee, #130-38802
2 Sunset Heights Elementary School, Nashua, #130-81080
Middle Level
1 RMS, Concord, #130-94745
2 Monadnock Outreach 2, Swanzey, #130-35677
Secondary Level
1 Lebanon High School, Grantham, #130-62407
2 Monadnock Regional HS, Swanzey, #130-93915