Destination Imagination teams have returned from Global Finals, bringing home
gold once again from Knoxville, Tennessee!
to Pamela Schroeder, Affiliate Director for Minnesota, the 34 teams
representing Minnesota did an excellent job in displaying sportsmanship and
competitive spirit while participating in the four-day event.
of the top results include:
Farmington, Challenge D, Middle Level
Knids, Eden Prairie, projectOUTREACH, Middle Level
of Scottish Monarchs, Maple Grove, eXtreme Dynasty, Secondary Level
of Scottish Monarchs, Maple Grove, eXtreme Overall, Secondary Level
'N Fins, St. Anthony Park, St. Paul, Challenge C, Middle Level
Minnesota placed teams in the top 10.
teams placed in the top 20.
of our teams placed in the top 50% of their challenge, and several teams earned
scores in the 90's on their Instant Challenges
four-day global competition is the culmination of more than six months of team
building and practice. The winning teams from Destination ImagiNation's 2010
Global Finals were announced during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday
night. The results were broadcast live
via www.globalfinals.org from the University of Tennessee
students on the elementary, middle and high school teams are among the
creative and innovative problem-solvers in the world. In May, teams
from regional and statewide tournaments to qualify to compete with other
students from all 50 states and 12 other countries during DI's Global
The competition offers an emerging view of 21st century education that
creativity, teamwork and innovation at its core. More than 250,000
volunteers support the DI
program each year.
part of Destination ImagiNation, students apply math, science,
art, writing, research, reading, geography and more that they learn in
to solve real problems. Subjects that may have only been experienced
worksheets, lectures and tests come to life during DI Challenges. For
25 years, teachers, parents and business leaders around the country have
their time year after year to make the organization work to fill gaps
in the education system.
year, DI creates Challenges to develop and test student skills and
many areas, including scientific understanding, theatrical performance,
technical prowess, improvisation, and structural engineering. DI also
service learning challenge, which asks teams to identify and solve real
community needs. DI teams have spent
months perfecting their Challenge solutions, and their presentations
with distinctive creativity and innovation.
read more about this year's DI program, go to www.IDODI.org.
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