AMS DI Teams to State Finals
AMS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to State Finals
The creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills necessary for the Future of Work were on display in Amherst last Saturday as 55 New Hampshire Destination Imagination (NH-DI) teams competed in the NH-DI Southern Regional Tournament at Souhegan High School on March 9.
Two AMS teams earned the right to move on to the state competition in Nashua on March 30. Way to go, kids!
The Grease Weasels came in first place at the Middle Level for the challenge Monster Effects (Engineering).
Team Manager David Hall, James Kennedy, Charlie Hall, Ryan Dupuis and Team Manager Jamie Kennedy
The Gabby Gang came in second place at the Middle Level for the challenge Medical Mystery (Scientific).
(Front) Mikey Jacobs, Allie Breault and Isabelle Dos Santos; (Back) Team Manager Kathy Crisman, Audrey Allison, Cieva Fairbanks, Emma Crisman, Team Manager Michele Allison and Marley McDonald
Teams from Grades 2-12 competed in challenges based on STEAM principles: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math, as well as social entrepreneurship. There was also a non-competitive challenge for grades K-2.
The most important part of the NH-DI process is bringing a totally team designed and created solution to competition. Students learn to be creative, collaborative, project manage, and problem solve across the many areas a challenge poses.
Top-finishing teams in their challenge and age level advance to the NH-DI State Finals. Teams from “States” can qualify to attend Destination Imagination Global Finals to compete with the best teams from 15 countries and nearly every state. The Destination Imagination program is offered in more than 30 countries and has 150,000 students take part each year.