Wells ES Destination Imagination teams place at Global Finals
Team Wells Problem Solvers from Wells Elementary School placed fifth in Engineering—Built to Last at the Destination Imagination Global Finals held virtually June 4-21. The tournament included hundreds of teams from across the world, including teams from England, China, Ukraine, South Korea, Ecuador and Turkey.
Aug. 6, 2021—Two Wells Elementary School Destination Imagination teams earned top 10 finishes at the Destination Imagination Global Finals, held virtually June 4-21.
Team Wells Problem Solvers placed fifth in Engineering—Built to Last and Team Lightning Strike placed seventh in Technical—The Next Level.
Six total teams comprised of CFISD students participated in Global Finals, including three teams that competed as independent entries. The following teams also competed at Global Finals:
- Team DA Nerds from Rennell Elementary School placed 16th in Engineering—Built to Last;
- Team Majestic Firebreathing Toast from Cypress Ranch High School placed 16th in Technical—The Next Level;
- Team Royal Nerds from Swenke Elementary School placed 26th in Technical—The Next Level; and
- Team Parkour Platypi from Spillane Middle School placed 27th in Scientific—In Theory.
Team Lightning Strike from Wells Elementary School placed seventh in Technical—The Next Level at the Destination Imagination Global Finals. Team Lightning Strike is one of two teams from Wells to place in the top 10.
“We were so impressed by the creativity and dedication shown by all the students who participated in Destination Imagination this year,” said Jennifer Covington, advanced academics coach. “These teams and their team managers had to demonstrate remarkable flexibility and resilience as the competition guidelines changed in response to changing circumstances across the country.”
This year’s competition featured hundreds of teams from across the world, including teams from England, China, Ukraine, South Korea, Ecuador and Turkey. Students also competed in a new Fast Flex Challenge that required students to demonstrate videography and technical skills in addition to creativity, collaboration and divergent thinking.
“Congratulations to all of the teams who competed this year,” said Katrina Nelson, director of advanced academics. “We’re excited for their success and can't wait to see what they accomplish in the coming year.”
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 the following categories: Fine Arts, STEM, Project Outreach and Improvisation.