New Hampshire Destination Imagination Press Release
Wayne Kurtzman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Resources: http://www.nh-di.org/about-us/press/
Teams Compete Saturday to Represent NH at Destination Imagination Global Finals
Which teams will represent New Hampshire at the world’s largest competition and celebration of creativity and innovation at Destination Imagination Global Finals?
EDITORS NOTE: These can be very visual, and the students provide some great interviews! Participating teams are at the end of this release. Results will be emailed to qualified media and posted on NH-DI.org.
Student teams that have excelled at creativity, teamwork and collaborative problem solving from around the state will compete Saturday to represent New Hampshire at the world’s largest competition and celebration of creativity at Destination Imagination Global Finals. The “D.I.” State Finals will be held in Hampton at Winnicunnet High School.
Teams will compete with other teams in open-ended challenges that require young people to apply science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), in addition to improvisation, theater arts, presentation skills, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork and community service.
WHO: 115 student teams from 57 New Hampshire communities who have exceled at regional NH Destination Imagination tournaments.
WHAT/WHY: Destination Imagination State Finals to determine which NH teams will represent the state and compete with teams from 15 countries and nearly every state at Destination Imagination Global Finals.
WHERE: Winnicunnet High School, Hampton, NH
WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2015. Opening Ceremony at 7:45 AM; Competition 8:30 – 5 PM; Award Ceremony after 6 PM.
A schedule of competition times will be available at: http://www.nh-di.org/tournaments/2015-state-tournament/
Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams are immersed in the creative process needed to solve open-ended Challenges, and then present their solutions at regional and state tournaments. If they win at those levels, they may qualify for Global Finals.
This year, over 200,000 students in 30 countries will take part in D.I. Challenges. Included are over 2,000 Granite States students. Over 1,300 teams will be participating at Global Finals.
Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEAM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Academic tournaments take place around the world where teams have the opportunity to present their solutions to trained appraisers. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. In working to solve our Challenges, teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and confidence) to build on their unique strengths. “DI” is unique in that these solutions must be fully solved and created by the team members alone.
In the Granite State, the program is run by the New Hampshire Destination Imagination program.
TEAMS COMPETING AT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE FINALS INCLUDE
|School / Organization||Town||Team Competing|
|Academy for Science and Design||Merrimack||3|
|Amherst Clark-Wilkins School||Amherst||1|
|Auburn Village School||Auburn||2|
|Bethlehem Elementary School||Bethlehem||1|
|Bicentennial Elementary School||Nashua||1|
|Bow Extracurricular Enrichment Program||Bow||2|
|Chesterfield School||West Chesterfield||2|
|Conant High School||Fitzwilliam||1|
|Concord High School||Concord||1|
|Derry Village School||Derry||1|
|Dover High School||Dover||1|
|Dover Middle School||Dover||1|
|Ernest P Barka Elementary School||Derry||1|
|Goffstown High School||Goffstown||1|
|Grantham Village School||Grantham||2|
|Griffin Memorial School||Litchfield||2|
|Highbridge Hill Elementary||New Ipswich||2|
|Hillsboro-Deering School District||Hillsborough||2|
|Hollis Brookline DI||Hollis||4|
|Hollis Montessori School||Hollis||1|
|Hooksett Memorial School||Hooksett||1|
|Infant Jesus School||Nashua||1|
|Inter-Lakes High School||Meredith||1|
|Jaffrey Grade School||Jaffrey||1|
|Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School||Fitzwilliam||1|
|Kearsarge Regional Middle School||N. Sutton||1|
|Keene High School||Spofford||1|
|Keene Middle School||Keene||1|
|Lebanon Area DI||Grantham||1|
|Lebanon Middle School||Grantham||1|
|Lincoln Street School||Exeter||1|
|Londonderry D.I. (High School)||Londonderry||1|
|Londonderry D.I. (Londonderry MS)||Londonderry||1|
|Loudon Home School Group||Canterbury||1|
|Main Dunstable Elementary School||Nashua||2|
|Mascoma Valley Regional HS||Enfield||1|
|Maude H Trefethen School||New Castle||1|
|Mildred C. Lakeway Elementary||Littleton||2|
|Milford Elementary School||Milford||1|
|Milford High School||Milford||3|
|Milford Middle School||Milford||1|
|Monadnock Regional HS||Swanzey||3|
|Monadnock Regional School District||Swanzey||1|
|Moultonborough Central School||Moultonborough||2|
|Mountain View Middle School||Goffstown||1|
|NASD Project Promise||Bristol||3|
|Nashua School District||Nashua||1|
|Newington Public School||Newington||1|
|Polaris Charter School||Manchester||1|
|Rindge Memorial School||Rindge||1|
|Seacoast Charter School||Kingston||1|
|Shaker Regional School District||Belmont||1|
|Sunapee Central Elementary School||Sunapee||1|
|Sunapee Middle High School||Sunapee||2|
|Sunset Heights Nashua||Nashua||2|
|Thornton Central School||Thornton||2|
|Timberlane Regional Middle School||Plaistow||1|
|Winnacunnet High School||Hampton||2|
|WLC-DI (Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative)||Lyndeborough||2|
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