14 Wicomico Destination Imagination Teams from Nine Schools Head to State DI Tournament after March 12 Eastern Region DI Tournament
Wicomico County Destination Imagination (DI) teams once again performed well the Eastern Region DI Tournament held on March 12 at Salisbury Middle School. Fourteen teams from Wicomico County Public Schools qualified to compete at the Maryland State DI Tournament on Saturday, April 9 at University of Maryland Baltimore County.
The following teams (listed with the team’s challenge and level) will advance to the Maryland DI State Tournament:
1st place teams
North Salisbury F.D.I., Pace of Change (technical), elementary
Bennett Middle DayDreamerz, Pace of Change (technical), middle
Bennett Middle Legendary Llamas, Get a Clue (fine arts), middle
Fruitland Intermediate DI Rock Stars, Close Encounters (improvisation), elementary
Salisbury Middle Funky Monkeys, Close Encounters (improvisation), middle
Westside Intermediate DI Brows, The Meme Event (Project Outreach/service learning), elementary
Wicomico Middle Uncommon DInominators, The Meme Event (Project Outreach/service learning), middle
Wicomico High School DI of the Tiger, The Meme Event (Project Outreach/service learning), high school
2nd place teams
North Salisbury DI Racers, Pace of Change (technical), elementary
North Salisbury DI Mindful Thinkers, In Plain Sight (scientific), elementary
Fruitland Intermediate Spiral Pigeons, Close Encounters (improvisation), elementary
Bennett Middle DI-namic DI-Stroyers, Close Encounters (improvisation), middle
Pittsville Cats with Top Hats, The Meme Event (Project Outreach/service learning), elementary
3rd place team
JMB High School DI-scoverers, Get a Clue (fine arts), high school
Full tournament results are posted online at http://www.marylanddi.org/regions/eastern/. Scroll down to Documents and click on Eastern Tournament Results 16.
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 we 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, the commitment of parents, and the creativity and energy of students.