Six Northwest ISD Destination Imagination teams advance to state tournament
Six Northwest ISD Destination Imagination teams advance to state tournament
Posted on 02/27/2017
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Eighty-seven teams from Northwest ISD recently participated in the regional Destination Imagination tournament, with six teams advancing to the state tournament and dozens more earning medals.

Destination Imagination provides students with open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and social entrepreneurship. The program fosters creativity and curiosity, with team members collaborating to solve complex problems.

At the Greater Fort Worth Regional Tournament on Feb. 25, Northwest ISD accounted for 32 teams that medaled, six of which will advance to the state tournament in Lubbock. Teams from the following schools earned entry into the state tournament: Beck, Granger and Thompson elementary schools; Chisholm Trail, Medlin and Tidwell middle schools.

Teams from the following schools earned medals at the regional tournament: Beck, Granger, Haslet, Hatfield, Justin, Lakeview, Nance, Roanoke, Schluter and Thompson elementary schools; Chisholm Trail, Medlin, Tidwell and Wilson middle schools; Byron Nelson, Eaton and Northwest high schools.

Additionally, two Northwest ISD teams were recognized with some of the competition’s top honors. A Thompson Elementary team was given the Renaissance Award, provided to teams that “demonstrate extraordinary amounts of effort and preparation in their solutions or outstanding skill in engineering, design or performance.” A Lakeview Elementary team earned the Torchbearer Award, which is provided for “solutions [that] have extraordinary impact in and beyond their local communities.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STATE TOURNAMENT
For more information on Destination Imagination’s state tournament, visit www.texasdi.org.