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Three Destination Imagination teams compete at Global Finals, two place in top 10

After competing at the GFW Regional Tournament and the Texas Affiliate Tournament this spring, three Northwest ISD Destination Imagination teams – two high school teams and one middle school team – competed at Global Finals. The global Destination Imagination tournament hosted hundreds of teams from across the world in Kansas City, Missouri, from May 21-24.  

Both NISD high school teams competed in the Engineering Challenge, Roll With It. The Flaming Ice Dragons from Northwest High School placed third out of 20 teams and had the highest Instant Challenge score in their division. Additionally, the Flaming Ice Dragons were awarded the Renaissance Award, which recognizes teams who demonstrate extraordinary amounts of effort and preparation in their solutions, or outstanding skill in engineering, design or performance. This was the Flaming Ice Dragon’s third trip to Global Finals, after competing together since elementary school.

A Decent Team from Byron Nelson High School also found success in the challenge, placing ninth. A Decent Team has also been together since elementary school, and this was the team’s fifth trip to Global Finals. Earlier this year, members received the Magellan Award, which recognizes students who, over the years, have completed solutions to challenges in each of the six competitive categories.

Spam Risk from Tidwell Middle School also competed in Roll With It and placed in the top 20.  After several years together as a team, this was their first trip to Globals.

Destination Imagination develops new, open-ended challenges each year providing students with new problems to solve. To get a sneak peek of next year’s challenges, visit Destination Imagination’s website

To get involved for the 2022-2023 DI season, contact Audra Rowell ( or your child’s campus for more information.

Find a complete list of teams, team managers and team members who competed in the Global Finals below.

Team Picture

Flaming Ice Dragons from Northwest High School

Team Manager:

  • Tim McClure

Team Members:

  • Ayden Lalani
  • William Thornell
  • Poppy McMaster
  • Jason Spruill
  • Riley Tucciarone
Flaming Ice Dragons posing for picture at DI Globals competition

A Decent Team from Byron Nelson High School

Team Manager:

  • Laurie Baxter

Team Members:

  • Gwen Baxter
  • Reagan Ellis
  • Ryder Fine
  • Andrew Golden
  • Ian Hill
  • Kurt Ippolito
A Decent Team posing for picture at DI Globals competition

Spam Risk from Tidwell

Team Managers:

  • Hope Santiago
  • Amanda Baxley

Team Members:

  • Jacob Baxley
  • Piper Kirven
  • Taylor Myrick
  • Sofia Santiago
  • Aubrey Ward
  • Shabbeer Zaki
5 students in black team hoodies standing in front of artwork