Tournaments in Amherst, Meredith: First week of Destination Imagination Tournaments Test “Future of Work” Skills

Contact: Wayne Kurtzman,

When collaboration, problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking are among the most sought-after skills in business, Over the next two weeks, over 1,100 New Hampshire students will compete in those very skills in solving challenges based in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math, as well as social entrepreneurship. Competitions start this weekend at Souhegan High School in Amherst and Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith.

WHO: Students K-12th grade from 34 area New Hampshire schools and community groups. Teams of up to 7 students will compete within their chosen Challenge and age level.

WHAT: Destination Imagination Regional Tournaments. Team Challenges are often very visual and are focused in: Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, and Service Learning and Entrepreneurship. There is also a non-competitive Early Learning Challenge that allows participants to develop social and problem-solving skills. Top-finishing teams advance to the State Finals on March 30th in Nashua, and teams from “States” can qualify to attend Destination Imagination Global Finals to compete with the best teams from 15 countries and nearly every state.

WHERE/WHEN: THIS and next weekend:

Saturday, March 9:

Next Saturday, March 16:

  • Monadnock Regional Middle-High School, 580 Old Homestead Hwy, Swanzey, NH
  • Manchester Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, NH

The following organizations are competing at this weekend’s tournaments

Academy for Science and Design 2
Amherst DI 6
Bedford DI 20
Bedford High School 2
Bedford NH DI 1
Bicentennial Elementary 1
Derry Village Elementary School 1
Hollis Elementary Schools 1
Hollis-Brookline Middle School 1
Hooksett NH Homeschool 1
Londonderry DI 10
Main Dunstable Elementary School 1
Main Dunstable Elementary School 1
Merrimack DI 4
Mont Vernon Village School 3
Nashua High School South 1
The Derryfield School 1



Berlin 4
Building Block Commons 3
Daisy Bronson Middle School 1
Gilmanton School 5
Grantham Village School 3
GRS Cooperative 4
Indian River School 1
Inter-Lakes 8
Lancaster Elementary 1
Lebanon Middle School 1
Mildred C. Lakeway Elementary 4
NASD NHCS PRoject Promise 1
Newfound Regional High School Project Promise 1
REAL Initiative 1
Shaker Regional School District 2
Thornton Central School 2
Warren Village School 1