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It’s “do or DI” at Destination Imagination Global Finals
The Cherry Creek School District was well represented at the 2013 Destination Imagination Global Finals, held May 22-26 in Knoxville, TN. Ten CCSD teams were among the more than 1,200 teams from 45 states, seven Canadian provinces and 13 countries gathered to demonstrate their dedication and determination and showcase their Challenge solutions. More than 15,000 people attended the Global Finals to celebrate creativity and have fun.

“It’s a great accomplishment to make it all the way to the DI Global Finals,” said Pearl Schwartz, a Gifted and Talented teacher at Meadow Point Elementary, who is one of the Cherry Creek Schools Destination ImagiNation regional directors. “We’re so proud of all of our DI students and teams - they did a great job and demonstrated an extremely high level of creativity, ingenuity and teamwork.”

The top CCSD finisher was Team "Edible" from West Middle School, which placed fourth out of 83 teams in its division and selected Challenge.

The other CCSD teams that competed at the Global Finals are:
•    The "DIrregulars" from Cherry Creek High School, which placed 14th out of 60 teams in its division and Challenge.
•    The "Jelly of the Month Club" from Cherry Creek High School, which earned 20th place out of 60 teams.
•    The "Hell's Grannies" from Smoky Hill High School were 25th out of 65 in their division and selected Challenge.
•    Team "Dot.Dot. Dot" from Fox Ridge Middle School, which placed 33rd out of 73 teams.
•    Team "Do or DI" from West Middle School was 31st out of 74.
•    Team "Beauty and the Pig!" from Cherry Hills Village Elementary earned 13th place in a division and Challenge with 78 teams.
•    Team "Clementines, Cookies, Perplexi" from Cherry Hills Village Elementary placed 10th out of 55 teams.
•    The "McSee's" from Cherry Hills Village Elementary School was 16th in a division of  60 teams.
•    The "Future Prom Dates" from Greenwood Elementary School earned 17th place out of 60 in their division and selected Challenge.

Destination ImagiNation is an international, non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.  Every year, more than 125,000 students participate in DI tournaments, solving open-ended challenges in categories such as technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, structural engineering, rising stars and project outreach, which involves community service.

Congratulations to all of the Cherry Creek School District DI teams!

Posted May 31, 2013.
Posted 5/31/2013 4:24 PM
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