Photo by Rachel Reekie.

After months of hard work, building creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills, 39 New Hampshire school teams will be heading to the world’s largest celebration and competition of creativity, Destination Imagination Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in May. On Saturday, teams competed in science, technology, engineering, arts, math, science and service learning-based challenges at the New Hampshire Destination Imagination State Finals at Bedford, NH High School.

Nearly 300 New Hampshire academic teams started forming in the fall, with competitions starting last month. In all, over 1,800 Granite States students participate and over 150,000 students in 48 states and countries as well. Top scoring teams from each challenge and age level will meet to compete at Global Finals in May. In all, New Hampshire teams will be among 8,000 competitors at the Global event held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.


PHOTOS – Hundreds are posted!

See teams advancing to Global Finals with photos (click on Organization name for photo)

“Teams had to learn to collaborate and leverage their skills to create a massively creative solution to a complex challenge – and do it without any help from anyone else; no friends, no adults – just the team of up to seven students”, according to Wayne Kurtzman, a board member for the organization. “Now, they also shift into fundraising mode to attend the event.” They could use all the help the can get there.

The following teams have qualified to attend Destination Imagination Global Finals:


Technical Challenge: Maze Craze
Organization Team Name Level Town Number
Ernest P Barka Elementary School Elementary Derry 130-10672
Bedford DI Mind Blowers Elementary Bedford 130-18135
Chesterfield School The Fire Breathing Fingers Middle Chesterfield 130-96894
Gilbert H Hood Middle School Seven Shades of Awesome Middle Derry 130-07331
Londonderry DI The Duct Tape Dudes Secondary Londonderry 130-82211
Hollis Brookline DI The a-Maze-ing Team from HB Secondary Hollis 130-32005
Scientific Challenge: Unlikely Attraction
Organization Team Name Level Town Number
Main Dunstable Elementary School Hexa Hawks Elementary Nashua 130-69137
GRS Cooperative Elementary Gorham 130-20850
Bedford DI Team EMOJI Elementary Bedford 130-86699
Auburn Village School Brain Blasters Middle Auburn 130-22998
Hollis-Brookline Middle School DI Private Eyes of DI Middle Hollis 130-28697
Goffstown High School The Revolutionaries Secondary Goffstown 130-35832
Berlin Schools Secondary Berlin 130-30661
Fine Arts Challenge: Change of Tune
Organization Team Name Level Town Number
Amherst DI Gabby Gang Elementary Amherst 130-66804
Bedford DI Animal Brigade Elementary Bedford 130-82862
Sunapee Middle High School Musical Knights Middle Sunapee 130-17797
Maude H Trefethen The Pandacorns Middle New Castle 130-74737
Goffstown High School NUT Secondary Goffstown 130-42848
Bedford DI O’ DIrony Secondary Bedford 130-59374
Improvisation Challenge: Treasure!
Organization Team Name Level Town Number
Londonderry DI Team Unicorn Imaginations Elementary Londonderry 130-99048
Bedford DI Pioneers of Treasure Elementary Bedford 130-35082
Elm Street Middle School Shooting Starfish Middle Nashua 130-22823
Grantham Village School The Five Middle Grantham 130-69209
Timberlane Regional High School Secondary Danville 130-36827
Bedford DI Sit Down Commedians Secondary Bedford 130-65631
Southern New Hampshire University SNHU White and the 7 Dwarves University Manchester, NH 130-22284
Engineering Challenge: Drop Zone
Organization Team Name Level Town Number
Highbridge Hill Elementary HHES Elementary New Ipswich 130-16399
Bedford DI The 5 Leaf Clovers Elementary Bedford 130-70735
Saint Joseph Regional School Michele’s Team Middle Keene 130-46231
Litchfield Ant Fame Middle Litchfield 130-22665
Pinkerton DI Club DI for Dummies Secondary Derry 130-07466
Milford Destination Imagination Maybe Seven Secondary Milford 130-41406
Service Learning Challenge: Inside Impact
Organization Team Name Level Town Number
Sunapee Central Elementary School S to the Power of 6 Elementary Sunapee 130-00623
Mildred C. Lakeway Elementary The Maniacs Elementary Littleton 130-25805
Bedford DI SSSSAM Middle Bedford 130-52443
Thornton Central School Middle Thornton 130-64922
Milford Destination Imagination Food Funders Middle Milford 130-93485
Bedford DI DI of the Storm Secondary Bedford 130-77261
KHS The Naturals Secondary Keene 130-15321
 Marlborough School  Elementary  Marlborough  130-58406