Destination Imagination Globals

Wisconsin Destination Imagination (DI) had 3,218 participants, our team challenge was the Maze Craze.  This Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning and related skills.

--> Design and build a device to navigate a tournament-provided maze.
--> Design and build a prop that transforms in the maze.
--> Design and build a way to remove an object from the maze.
--> Create and present a story about a journey through the maze.
--> Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

28723628_15222926620_r.jpeg(Team with the head of their maze traveler)

In the 2018 Milwaukee Regional Tournament our team placed 1st & was recognized with a Renaissance Award.

In 2018 Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament  our team placed 2nd & was recognized with another Renaissance Award.

The Renaissance Award is a prestiges award that recognizes those among us who demonstrate extraordinary amounts of effort and preparation in their solutions or outstanding skill in engineering, design or performance.

With that our team “Blood Sweat and Socks” from Muskego-Norway School District has been invited to participate in the Global Finals 2018 in Knoxville, TN from May 23 – May 26th.

This is a huge honor for our team as global finals has 17,000 attendees with 8,000 students from 15 countries, they will demonstrate their challenge as well as being able to attend over 40 workshops.

The registration fees for the Global Finals are being partially funded by the school district.  The team needs to fund the remainder of the cost  to travel to Knoxville which is approximately $7,000.00, including room and board.

As some of our team members are starting high school next year, this will be the last year our team will participate together. It has been amazing watching this team grow, 4 years together and they really are a one of a kind team.

Past accomplishments:
-->Milwaukee Regional Tournament 1st & recognized with a Renaissance Award.
-->Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament 4th & recognized with a Renaissance Award.
-->Milwaukee Regional Tournament 1st.
-->Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament 2nd.
-->Global Finals 8th.
-->Milwaukee Regional Tournament 1st.
-->Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament 2nd.
-->Global Finals participant

We are asking for your help in getting our entire team to Knoxville in 2018, any donation would be appreciated.

Destination Imagination (DI)  is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. The purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Academic tournaments take place around the world where teams have the opportunity to present their solutions to trained appraisers. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. In working to solve Challenges, teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage) to build on their unique strengths.

28723628_15222912100_r.jpeg(Team playing in "their" tree at UW Stevens Point)


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