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Destination Imagination Eastern Region Tournament Saturday, March 9 at Salisbury Middle
Wicomico County Public Schools will participate in the Maryland Eastern Region Destination Imagination Tournament on Sat., Mar. 9 at Salisbury Middle School. The Eastern Region includes -- teams from throughout the Eastern Shore, including 34 teams from Wicomico Schools. Teams compete at the Region Tournament to earn the right to advance to the Maryland State Tournament at University of Maryland Baltimore County on March 30. Qualifying teams at the state level earn the right to advance to represent the state of Maryland at Global Finals in May at the University of Tennessee.
The schedule for teams from Wicomico County Public Schools is below. For additional information incuding a full tournament schedule, please visit: https://www.marylanddi.org/regions/eastern/
Destination Imagination (DI) is a student-centered, technology-friendly, international organization for kindergarten through college students. It teaches life skills and expands imaginations through team-based creative problem solving. Destination Imagination emphasizes STEM / STEAM skills, creativity, teamwork, and problem solving.
Wicomico County Public Schools competing in the DI Eastern Region Tournament this year are Fruitland Intermediate, Glen Avenue Elementary, North Salisbury Elementary, Northwestern Elementary, Pemberton Elementary, Westside Intermediate, Salisbury Middle, Pittsville Elementary and Middle, Wicomico Middle, Mardela Middle and High, Parkside High and Wicomico High, with two Rising Stars teams from Fruitland Primary in exhibition.
DI school facilitators in each school coordinate the DI program at their school and helping to guide teams and their parent team managers. The DI Program has two team components. The Instant Challenge showcases the team members’ creativity and problem-solving skills as they attempt to solve a challenge on the spot. Students learn creativity skills, divergent and convergent thinking skills, risk taking, time awareness, cooperation, and how to have fun with their team members along the way.
The second component is the Central Challenge. Teams use art, technology, performance, and real world relevance as they tackle one of six different challenges each year. The team solution takes months to complete. Each challenge contains scoring elements that will be carefully judged by trained appraisers. The public is welcome to attend and see these great teams in action as they present their Central Challenge solutions. WCPS teams present starting at 9 a.m. and running through the latest start at 3:20 p.m., followed by awards.