Destination Imagination Regional Tournaments Open Saturday in Kingston, Plymouth

First of two weeks of Regional Competition starts Saturday, Builds to State Finals; Global Finals

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gnome_facing_logoWhen creativity, collaboration and problem solving are used to solve open-ended challenges based in technology, science, structure, the arts, improvisation, or service learning, it must be time for Destination Imagination tournaments. This Saturday, 66 student teams from 24 communities will compete at Plymouth State University, and an additional 93 teams from 23 communities will compete at Kingston’s Sanborn Regional High School.

Each team is trying to advance in their team-selected Challenge and age bracket to compete at NH Destination Imagination State Finals. Top scoring teams from “states” will advance to compete against top teams from 48 states and 15 countries at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, TN in May.

While our teams compete, they will be part of over 200,000 students around the globe competing in similar competitions.

“DI” enables students to develop 21st century skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and confidence that build on their unique strengths. “DI” is unique in that these solutions must be fully solved and created by the team members alone. Team Members have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge and learn lifelong skills regardless of which field of study they ultimately choose.

“We expect to bring over 2,000 supporters to each site from around New Hampshire”, according to Wayne Kurtzman, media manager for the non-profit. “We see a positive impact not only with the students, but in the communities. We are very grateful to our host schools that enable us to run the program.”

The following weekend, regional competitions continue in Goffstown and North Sutton.

The Granite State 501(c)3 non-profit NHICC administers the New Hampshire Destination Imagination program for nearly 3,000 Granite State students from over 200 schools and community groups. They also run Camp Gottalikachallenge, one of the nation’s oldest creativity summer camps.

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Teams competing in Kingston come from the following schools and organizations:
(Number of teams to the right)

Auburn Village School 6
Bicentennial, Nashua 11
Bicentennial Elementary School 1
Birches Academy 3
Chester Academy 5
Derry Village School 1
Derryfield School 1
Dover DI 2
Dover Middle School 1
Ellis School 1
Ernest P Barka Elementary School 3
FC Underhill School 1
Hampstead Academy 3
Hooksett Memorial School 3
Horne Street School PTG 2
Hudson Memorial School 1
L.U.D.I. 1
Lincoln Akerman School SAU 21 1
Lincoln Akerman School SAU21 1
Lincoln Street School 2
Litchfield School District 8
Londonderry D.I. Schools 10
Maude H Trefethen Elem School 2
New Heights 2
Newington Public School 2
Notre Dame Academy 1
Pinkerton Academy 3
Strafford School 4
Timberlane Regional Middle School 2
Windham School District 8
Winnacunnet DI Schools 1


Teams competing at Plymouth State University come from the following schools and organizations:
(Number of teams to the right)

Alton Central School 3
Bedford DI 1
Berlin Schools 6
Bow Extracurricular Enrichment Program 1
Community Homeschool Group 1
Concord Schools Destination Imagination 1
Enfield Village School 3
Gilmanton School 2
Grantham Village School 5
GRS Cooperative 2
Hollis Montessori School 1
Hopkinton DI 1
Indian River School 1
Inter-Lakes, Meredith 13
Lakes Region Team 1
Lebanon Middle School 2
Mascoma Valley Regional High School 1
Merrimack Valley High School 1
Merrimack Valley Middle School 1
Mildred C. Lakeway Elementary 5
Moultonborough Central School 2
Project PROMISE 4
Rundlett Middle School 1
Shaker Regional School District 1
Thornton Central School 3
Warren Village School 3


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