Destination Imagination teams win awards at Regional Tournament

February 27, 2019

: Team Ask Me from Postma Elementary School placed first in the Medical Mystery Scientific Challenge at the Gulf Coast Regional Tournament on Feb. 16 at Fort Bend Dulles High School. The team also recorded the highest instant challenge score and was among three CFISD entries to earned a Da Vinci Award.
Team Ask Me from Postma Elementary School placed first in the Medical Mystery Scientific Challenge at the Gulf Coast Regional Tournament on Feb. 16 at Fort Bend Dulles High School. The team also recorded the highest instant challenge score and was among three CFISD entries to earned a Da Vinci Award.

Feb. 27, 2019—Six CFISD Destination Imagination teams earned first-place victories from the Gulf Coast Regional Tournament, held Feb. 16 at Fort Bend Dulles High School. More than 420 teams competed in the event for the honor of advancing to the Affiliate (State) Tournament, to be held March 23 in Corpus Christi.

Destination Imagination promotes team-building for students in kindergarten through 12th grade who form teams to solve a challenge that incorporates imagination, creativity, collaboration and fun. Teams create a skit with props and scenery that involve one of these categories: Fine Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), Project Outreach or Improvisation.

In addition to the six first-place winners, CFISD teams also earned five second-place finishers. Between the fall semester and tournament time, teams spent numerous hours researching, creating, building bonds and fine-tuning their performances.

The following teams were Elementary Level winners:

  • Team Ask Me from Postma Elementary School won first place in the Medical Mystery Scientific Challenge. The team recorded the highest instant challenge score and also earned a Da Vinci Award, which is earned by having a unique approach to a solution, risk taking or using outstanding creativity;
  • the Redhawk Einsteins from Rennell Elementary School won first place in the On Target Technical Challenge and also earned a Da Vinci Award;
  • the Backyard Bowlers from Swenke Elementary School earned second place in the Monster Effects Engineering Challenge and recorded the highest instant challenge score;
    The Backyard Bowlers from Swenke Elementary School placed second in the Monster Effects Engineering Challenge and recorded the highest instant challenge score, and advanced to the Affiliate (State) Tournament, to be held March 23 in Corpus Christi.
    The Backyard Bowlers from Swenke Elementary School placed second in the Monster Effects Engineering Challenge and recorded the highest instant challenge score, and advanced to the Affiliate (State) Tournament, to be held March 23 in Corpus Christi.

  • the Enchanted Golden Pandas from Gleason Elementary School captured second place in the Monster Effects Engineering Challenge;
  • BB Swag from Swenke Elementary School earned second place in the Game On Fine Arts Challenge; and
    BB Swag from Swenke Elementary School earned second place in the Game On Fine Arts Challenge, at the DI regional tournament.
    BB Swag from Swenke Elementary School earned second place in the Game On Fine Arts Challenge, at the DI regional tournament.

  • the Creative Cookies from Keith Elementary School placed third in the Heads Up Improvisational Challenge.

The following Middle Level teams were named:

  • the DI Legends from Cook Middle School won first place in the Game On Fine Arts Challenge;
    The DI Legends from Cook Middle School won first place in the Game On Fine Arts Challenge at the DI regional tournament.
    The DI Legends from Cook Middle School won first place in the Game On Fine Arts Challenge at the DI regional tournament.

  • DI of the Tiger from Hamilton Middle School won first place in the Escape Artist Service Learning Challenge and recorded the highest instant challenge score. In addition, the team earned the Renaissance Award, which is earned for outstanding skill in design, engineering, execution and performance; and
  • DI of the Potato from Aragon Middle School placed second in the Game On Fine Arts Challenge and earned a highest instant challenge score.

The following teams won High Level honors:

  • the Brainy Amigos from Bridgeland High School won first place in the Game On Fine Arts and Heads Up Improvisational challenges. In addition, the team earned highest instant challenge score in the Game On Fine Arts Challenge;
  • All That and a Bag of Chips from Cy-Fair High School earned second place in the eXtreme Challenge;
  • the Rockin’ Brains from Cy-Fair High School placed third in the eXtreme Challenge; and
    The Rockin’ Brains from Cy-Fair High School placed third in the eXtreme Challenge, advancing to the DI Affiliate (State) Tournament.
    The Rockin’ Brains from Cy-Fair High School placed third in the eXtreme Challenge, advancing to the DI Affiliate (State) Tournament.

  • Placeholder from Cypress Falls High School placed third in the eXtreme Challenge.

Teams not advancing but winning special awards were:

  • DI of the Brainstorm from Gleason Elementary School earned a highest instant challenge score;
  • the Creative Cookies from Keith Elementary School won the Spirit of DI Award, which recognized participants who acted as superior role models in the areas of spirit, teamwork, sportsmanship or volunteerism;
  • the Shooting Stars from Gleason Elementary School won the Da Vinci Award;
  • the AstronomiCOOLS from Swenke Elementary School won the Renaissance Award; and
  • the DI Imagineers from Cook Middle School earned a highest instant challenge score.

All CFISD team members thank their team managers, teachers and parents who supported them throughout the school year.

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