Destination Imagination teams headed for states


Wicomico County Destination Imagination teams once again performed well at the Eastern Region Destination Imagination Tournament, held Saturday at Salisbury Middle School.

Sixteen teams from Wicomico County Public Schools and six teames representing private schools or home-schooler, qualified to compete at the Maryland State DI Tournament on Saturday, April 7, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Catonsville.

1st Place Teams
•North Salisbury Elementary School Maze Blazers, Technical Challenge.
•North Salisbury Elementary School Mustache Mustangs, Fine Arts Challenge.
•North Salisbury Elementary School Mini Marvelous Marshmallows, Service Learning Challenge.
•Bennett Middle School Legendary Llamas, Fine Arts Challenge.
•Salisbury Middle School DI Diamonds, Scientific Challenge.
•Parkside High School Carpe Diem, Fine Arts Challenge.
•Wicomico High School Diatomic Molecules, Scientific Challenge.
•Wicomico High School DI of the Tiger, Improvisation Challenge.
•Coastal Home School Whiz Bang Super Sharks Scientific Challenge.
•Coastal Home School 7 Wonders of the World Engineering Challenge.
•Salisbury Christian School Fantastic Five Service Learning Challenge.

2nd Place Teams
•North Salisbury Elementary School Kool Koalas, Improvisation Challenge.
•Salisbury Middle School Craze DImmortals, Technical Challenge.
•Fruitland Intermediate School Boomerangs, Scientific Challenge.
•Pittsville Middle School 6 Destroying Imagineers, Fine Arts Challenge.
•Pittsville Middle School Cats With Top Hats, Service Learning Challenge.
•Wicomico High School Uncommon DInominators, Service Learning Challenge.

3rd Place Teams
•Salisbury Middle School Mindful Thinkers, Engineering Challenge
•Salisbury Christian School DI Whoppers Technical Challenge.
SAIHC Home School The Savage Kitties Scientific Challenge.
•SAIHC Home School The Pineapple Mafia Fine Arts Challenge.

4th Place Team
•Bennett Middle School The Square Squad, Fine Arts Challenge.

DaVinci Award
Extra congratulations for the North Salisbury Elementary Mini Marvelous Marshmallows team, which won a special DI award, the DaVinci Award for Outstanding Creativity. The team used a unique method to depict their service learning project by unfolding a cache box in various ways to reveal the clues inside.

DI transcends race, gender, and ethnic boundaries to encourage cooperation and productive problem solving in all children. DI is not so much a program as a process.

School facilitators at participating schools work with teams and their parent team managers to teach the skills and help them learn these valuable lessons. This program is a source of pride for Wicomico County Public Schools.

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