This week opening Destination Imagination Global Finals with 41 New Hampshire Teams among the 1,468 teams from 48 states and 18 countries.
NH MEDIA CONTACT: Wayne Kurtzman, email: wayne [at] nh-di.org
After winning honors for creativity, collaboration and problem solving in local and state tournaments, 41 teams from schools around the state are among those who have earned the right to represent New Hampshire and travel to Destination Imagination’s Global Finals, the largest creative thinking and problem solving competition in the world from May 20-23 in Knoxville, Tenn.
Destination Imagination is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that facilitates students learning creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills by participating in fun, academic challenges based in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), the arts and service learning. Students develop situation and project management skills, as well as confidence.
The Global Finals events brings together the best teams from teams in 48 states and 18 countries. The Destination Imagination program, or “D.I.” each year has over 200,000 students in 30 countries participating in the program. Teams begin to form in schools and community groups starting in September.
The presentation sponsor for the event is Disney, who is hosting several hands on workshops. This year’s Global Finals Innovation Expo will house dozens of hands-on exhibits from NASA, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, National Geographic, Oracle Academy and many other innovative companies. In addition, students and families will have the opportunity transform their surroundings in an all-new Scotch Imagination Treehouse exhibit, sponsored by 3M and Scotch.
Destination Imagination will be streaming opening and closing ceremonies live, thanks to IBM sponsorship at: http://bit.ly/DITV-NH starting at 6:45PM on Wednesday, May 20.
Destination Imagination participants and attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in more than 100 skills workshops ranging from 3-D printing to Broadway dance to computer science.
Below is the complete list of teams representing New Hampshire at Global Finals:
Click on their Organization Name for a link for a media ready photo.
Level = EL (Elementary Level), ML (Middle School Level), SL (Secondary Level), UL (University Level)
|Pinkerton Academy||Derry||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||SL||130-01743|
|Jaffrey Grade School||Jaffrey||Technical Challenge: Creature Feature||EL||130-89240|
|Sunapee Middle High School||Sunapee||Structural Challenge: Lose to Win||SL||130-88770|
|Monadnock Regional HS||Swanzey||Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid||SL||130-58239|
|Main Dunstable Elementary School||Nashua||Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales||EL||130-17979|
|Grantham Village School||Grantham||Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games||EL||130-48437|
|Hollis Brookline DI||Hollis||Technical Challenge: Creature Feature||SL||130-87401|
|Bedford DI||Bedford||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||ML||130-41668|
|Highbridge Hill Elementary||New Ipswich||Technical Challenge: Creature Feature||EL||130-24543|
|Goffstown High School||Goffstown||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||SL||130-43582|
|Windham DI||Windham||Structural Challenge: Lose to Win||ML||130-63148|
|Thornton Central School||Thornton||Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales||EL||130-04583|
|Dover High School||Dover||Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales||SL||130-67210|
|Lighthouse Homeschool||Loudon||Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid||SL||130-86130|
|Amherst Clark-Wilkins School||Amherst||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||EL||130-49673|
|Milford Middle School||Milford||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||ML||130-44843|
|SNHU “SNHU Man Group”||Manchester||Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games||UL||130-89365|
|Bow Extracurricular Enrichment Program||Bow||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||SL||130-59397|
|Ellis School||Fremont||Structural Challenge: Lose to Win||ML||130-98493|
|GRS Cooperative||Gorham||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||EL||130-67639|
|Sunset Heights Nashua||Nashua||Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid||EL||130-15015|
|Monadnock-Cutler DI||Swanzey||Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales||SL||130-73004|
|Londonderry D.I.||Londonderry||Technical Challenge: Creature Feature||ML||130-04762|
|WLC-DI||Lyndeborough||Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games||SL||130-82149|
|Academy for Science and Design||Merrimack||Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid||ML||130-67704|
|Monadnock Regional HS||Swanzey||Structural Challenge: Lose to Win||SL||130-33147|
|Highbridge Hill Elementary||New Ipswich||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||EL||130-74462|
|Mascoma Valley Regional HS||Enfield||Technical Challenge: Creature Feature||SL||130-18657|
|Timberlane Regional Middle School||Plaistow||Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games||ML||130-68769|
|Pinkerton Academy Alumni Team||Derry||Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games||UL||130-43627|
|Mountain View Middle School||Goffstown||Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales||ML||130-44946|
|Lebanon Area DI||Grantham||Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games||SL||130-65945|
|Hollis Brookline DI||Hollis||Technical Challenge: Creature Feature||ML||130-68039|
|Hampstead Academy||Hampstead||Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid||ML||130-52152|
|Conant High School||Jaffrey||Scientific Challenge: Making Waves||SL||130-81818|
|Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School||Jaffrey||Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games||ML||130-79327|
|Milford High School||Milford||Technical Challenge: Creature Feature||SL||130-29874|
|Sunapee Central Elementary School||Sunapee||Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid||EL||130-07114|
|Windham DI||Windham||Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales||ML||130-60321|
|Main Dunstable Elementary School||Nashua||Structural Challenge: Lose to Win||EL||130-80879|
|Bicentennial Elementary School||Nashua||Structural Challenge: Lose to Win||EL||130-98141|