Results from the March 4 Eastern Region Destination Imagination Tournament
Eighteen Teams from Wicomico County Advance to Maryland DI Tournament
Posted on 03/07/2017

Wicomico County Destination Imagination teams once again performed well at the Eastern Region Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament, held at Salisbury Middle School on Sat., March 4. Eighteen of the teams from Wicomico County Public Schools and Wicomico County have qualified to compete at the Maryland State DI Tournament on Sat., April 1 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Catonsville.

Congratulations to the following teams that have advanced to the Maryland State DI Tournament:

 

1st Place Teams:

North Salisbury Elementary Mustache Mustangs, Scientific Challenge

Westside Intermediate DI Brows, Improvisation Challenge

Westside Intermediate Lightbobs, Technical Challenge

Bennett Middle Legendary Llamas, Scientific Challenge

Salisbury Middle Funky Monkeys, Improvisation Challenge

James M. Bennett High DI-scoverers, Technical Challenge

Wicomico High Uncommon DInominators, Service Learning Challenge

Wicomico High DI of the Tiger, Fine Arts Challenge

Salisbury Christian School DI Dreamers, Service Learning Challenge

 

2nd Place Teams:

North Salisbury Elementary Fabulous 4, Fine Arts Challenge

Pemberton Elementary Masterminds, Scientific Challenge

Bennett Middle Carpe Diem, Fine Arts Challenge

Bennett Middle Square Squad, Improvisation Challenge

Salisbury Middle Mindful Thinkers, Scientific Challenge

Pittsville Middle Cats with Top Hats   , Service Learning Challenge

Pittsville Elementary FDI, Service Learning Challenge

Shining Co-op  Little Engineers, Structure Challenge

 

3rd Place Team:

Shining Co-op  Purple Penguin Pals, Improvisation Challenge

 

Complete tournament results are posted online at http://www.marylanddi.org/regions/eastern/. Scroll down to Documents and click on the Eastern Tournament 2017 results attachment.


The six competitive team challenges this year are:

Show & Tech: Technical / Mechanical

Top Secret: Science / Theater Arts

Vanished: Theater Arts / Fine Arts

3-Peat: Improvisation / Theater Arts

In It Together: Structural / Architectural Design

Ready, Willing & Fable: Service Learning Challenge


DI transcends race, gender, and ethnic boundaries to encourage cooperation and productive problem solving in all children. DI is not so much a program as a process. DI has helped teams learn what we must all learn in life:

  • to work cooperatively in teams
  • to push the limit of their imaginations
  • to learn new skills and creative problem solving tools

Each team exhibited teamwork skills and applied its skills and talents not only to better its competition performance, but to better each individual team member. 

School facilitators at participating schools work with teams and their parent team managers to teach the skills and help them learn these valuable lessons. They have made possible the successes Wicomico teams have enjoyed. 

This program is a source of pride for our county which is made possible because of the continued support of the instructional leaders in each school.