20150307NashReg-119Creative problem solving tournaments in Nashua and Swanzey Saturday sent the top scoring teams to New Hampshire Destination Imagination State Finals later this month.

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Click for results from the SWANZEY Tournament.

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Destination Imagination, or “D.I.” student teams compete in challenges based in STEM, the arts, critical and creative thinking and problem solving skills.

Tournaments like those in New Hampshire this weekend are happening simultaneously across 40 states and in more than 15 countries and include students from elementary, middle and high school levels. The tournament sponsor, Destination Imagination, Inc., is global, volunteer-led non-profit whose mission is to teach the creative process from imagination to innovation.

NHDI_NashReg15-225Destination Imagination creates the Challenges to call on student skills and talents in many areas, including scientific understanding, theatrical performance, technical prowess, improvisation, and structural engineering. DI teams have spent months perfecting their Challenge solutions, and their presentations typically were bursting with distinctive creativity and innovation.

Regional tournaments continue next weekend in Kingston and Berlin. Top teams will join those from the Nashua and Swazey regional tournaments at the NH Destination Imagination State Finals on Saturday, March 28th at Winnicunnet High School in Hampton. Top teams from “States” will advance to Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee in late May.