Local student teams competing at Destination Imagination Global Finals registered 12 “Top 20” wins in their Challenge and age group. The international competition is the finals for a Challenge-based learning program that builds creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills using science, technology, the arts, engineering, math and service learning.
Over 1,400 teams from 16 countries competed at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville last week, with the closing ceremony on Saturday night.
Hollis-Brookline DI finished third in the world in the secondary level technical challenge; Sunapee Central Elementary School finished 7th in the world in the elementary level of the service learning challenge.
Another high spot, a Pinkerton Academy team scored the highest of all teams in their age group and challenge in the think-on-your-feet “Instant Challenge” portion of the competition. On average, each team competed with over 80 Global teams.
This year, over 200,000 students in over 30 countries – and over 3,000 in New Hampshire competed in the extra-curricular activity. Team start in the fall and must work to design creative solutions to complex open-ended Challenges designed to build critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, communication and presentation skills while having fun.
More information about the New Hampshire program is available at NH-DI.org.
Below is the complete list of teams and finishes (Place, School, City, Team#):
Technical Challenge: Dig In
33 Strafford School, Strafford, New Hampshire, #130-00114
46 Highbridge Hill Elementary, New Ipswich, New Hampshire, #130-01753
20 Londonderry, Londonderry, New Hampshire, #130-05437
39 Bow Schools, Bow, New Hampshire, #130-01243
42 Keene Middle School, Keene, New Hampshire, #130-66830
3 Hollis Brookline DI, Hollis, New Hampshire, #130-54262
11 Milford High School, Milford, New Hampshire, #130-70195
28 Pinkerton Academy, Derry, New Hampshire, #130-34033
Scientific Challenge: Going to Extremes
27 Auburn Village School, Auburn, New Hampshire, #130-63961
29 Bow Elementary School, Bow, New Hampshire, #130-77942
34 Hollis Brookline Destination Imagination, Hollis, New Hampshire, #130-53143
38 Lincoln Public Schools: Culler Middle School, Lincoln, Nebraska, #129-97242
46 Mountain View Middle School, Goffstown, New Hampshire, #130-55040
35 Berlin Schools, Berlin, New Hampshire, #130-04231
35 Conant High School, Rindge, New Hampshire, #130-55640
Fine Arts Challenge: Laugh Art Loud
23 NASD – Project PROMISE, Bristol, New Hampshire, #130-96015
38 Hollis Brookline Destination Imagination, Hollis, New Hampshire, #130-67935
54 Chesterfield School, West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, #130-32396
22 Newington Public School, Newington, New Hampshire, #130-00546
23 Bedford DI, Bedford, New Hampshire, #130-40375
14 Inter-Lakes, Meredith, New Hampshire, #130-42452
19 Windham DI, Windham, New Hampshire, #130-35146
Improvisational Challenge: Pandemonium
27 Bedford DI, Bedford, New Hampshire, #130-94426
29 Grantham Village School, Grantham, New Hampshire, #130-29490
20 Hampstead Academy, Hampstead, New Hampshire, #130-42120
54 Shaker Regional School District (Canterbury/Belmont), Belmont, New Hampshire, #130-53351
13 Pinkerton Academy, Derry, New Hampshire, #130-42034
35 Monadnock Regional HS, Swanzey, New Hampshire, #130-01718
Structural Challenge: The Tension Builds
25 Hampstead Academy, Hampstead, New Hampshire, #130-85514
42 Hooksett Memorial School, Hooksett, New Hampshire, #130-48405
50 Main Duntable Elementary, Nashua, New Hampshire, #130-05549
23 Dover Middle School, Dover, New Hampshire, #130-54111
29 Mountain View Middle School, Goffstown, New Hampshire, #130-73024
9 Pinkerton Academy, Derry, New Hampshire, #130-26429
19 Milford High School, Milford, New Hampshire, #130-61947
Service Learning Challenge: Pitch & Play
7 Sunapee Central Elementary School, Sunapee, New Hampshire, #130-38802
17 Sunset Heights Elementary School, Nashua, New Hampshire, #130-81080
31 Monadnock Outreach 2, Swanzey, New Hampshire, #130-35677
19 Monadnock Regional HS, Swanzey, New Hampshire, #130-93915
23 Nashua School District, Nashua, New Hampshire, #130-80107
The World’s Largest Celebration of Creativity
Destination Imagination teams that advance past regional and state/country affiliate tournaments are invited to Destination Imagination Global Finals, the world’s largest celebration of creativity.
This year, Team New Hampshire qualifying teams will join over 1,300 teams from 48 states, 9 Canadian provinces and at 18 countries to compete from May 21 – 24, 2014 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. More than 18,000 people attend Global Finals to celebrate creativity!
Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be streamed on the web live, and Team New Hampshire information can be follower on Twitter and Facebook. Official Destination Imagination feeds are available on Twitter and Facebook. If posting on social media, please use the hashtag #GlobalFinals14 and #NHDI. Thank you!
This year, 3M, National Geographic, NASA, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, ThinkFun and others will be on hand at the Innovation Expo, part of Global Finals.
We will be posting regular updates at NH-DI.org and on GlobalFinals.org!
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