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.