Creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills were on display Saturday in Amherst, NH as 47 student teams competed in the first of two N.H. Destination Imagination Regional Tournaments. The academic tournament showcases team innovation skills that are fundamental for the Future of Work.
Teams competed in Challenges based on STEAM principles, including Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math, and service entrepreneurship. Since the fall months, teams have been working on solutions to these complex challenges, with all solutions required to be strictly team-solved.
Top-finishing teams in their Challenge and age level advance to the State Finals on March 25th in Bedford. Teams from that tournament can qualify to represent New Hampshire at the Destination Imagination Global Finals, where they will compete with the top teams from 15 countries and nearly every state.
The final round of regional competitions is slated for Saturday in Meredith, NH.
Each year, over 150,000 students participate in the Destination Imagination program, which is offered in over 30 countries and has 1.6 million alumni who were on teams in the past. Many alumni have returned to give back to the program.
2023 Amherst Regional Results
The following teams have advanced to the New Hampshire Destination State Finals in Bedford, NH on March 25, 2023.
Piece By Piece – Technical Challenge
|1||EL||130-87226||Bedford DI – Riddle Brook School||Team Illusionists|
|1||SL||130-05086||MC2 school, Keene||What|
Far-Fetched – Scientific Challenge
Flip The Script – Fine Arts Challenge
|1||EL||130-45308||Jaffrey-Rindge School District||Monstrous Markers|
|2||EL||130-98273||Hampstead Middle School||N.E.R.D.S.|
|3||EL||130-86507||Grantham Village School||Supernova|
|1||ML||130-51830||Bedford DI – McKelvie Intermediate School||No! God! Please, No!|
|2||ML||130-98737||Bedford DI – McKelvie Intermediate School||Something Kool|
|1||SL||130-38223||Bedford DI – Bedford High School||The Six Oreiades|
|2||SL||130-35216||Windham High School||The Drop Step Murphys|
Showdown – Improvisation Challenge
|1||ML||130-16085||Milford DI||Hey, Siri|
|2||ML||130-23095||Windham Center School||Purple Blue Hippos|
|1||SL||130-17278||Bedford DI – Bedford High School||MindBlowers|
|2||SL||130-70927||Jaffrey-Rindge School District||Improvables|
Thrill Ride Engineering Challenge
|1||EL||130-54909||Bedford DI – McKelvie Intermediate School||Slow Rollers|
|2||EL||130-38827||Golden Brook School||The High Flying Engineers|
|3||EL||130-18313||Milford DI||Clever Raccoons|
|4||EL||130-52677||Auburn Village School|
|1||ML||130-38763||Hampstead Middle School||Birds Aren’t Real|
|2||ML||130-67502||Middle School at Parkside||The Underdogs|
|3||ML||130-08114||St. Joseph Regional School||Big Holy Bread|
|1||SL||130-08167||Manchester Memorial High School||Memorial’s Destin. to Imagin.|
High Stakes Service Learning Challenge
|1||EL||130-93580||Bedford DI – McKelvie Intermediate School||Bedford Rockstars|