Today, (Saturday, Mar. 17) Destination Imagination regional competitions were held in Swanzey and Goffstown, NH with a total of 137 student teams competing to attend NH-DI State Finals on April 7th. The teams competed in STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and Service Learning Challenges that tested teams for collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Graduating seniors at these two events brought 99 years of D.I. problem-solving experience to today’s event. Some have been in the program as long as 12 years and were presented with graduation tassels and an offer to join the ranks of the volunteer appraisers next year. “Alumni” who were on teams themselves as students make up between 33% and 50% of our Appraisers and nearly 1,000 annual volunteers.
Last week, a regional tournament was held in Hampton, and the final regional tournament is next Saturday in Meredith.
On April 7th, the advancing teams will meet at the NH Destination Imagination State Tournament in Bedford. Teams advancing from “States” will represent New Hampshire with teams from 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and 16 countries at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee in May.