CBPA Destination Imagination team advances to Globals

 

Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy is among the local Destination Imagination (DI) teams c that advances to the Global Finals tournament based on state tournament results last month. Globals are set for May 22-25 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy’s Destination Imagination team participated in the state tournament at Champlin Park High School on April 20. The team built a structure weighing less than 1.25 ounces that held over 500 pounds. The team will advance to the U.S./Global competition which will be held in Knoxville, Tenn., in May. Destination Imagination is an international talent development program promoting team work, creativity and criticial thought processing by incorporating problem solving challenges in various disciplines including engineering, science and drama. Teams compete at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. Pictured here are members of the CBPA 5th grade team. Front row, left to right: Mason Boerboom, Mark Kroening and Wayne Lester. Back row, left to right: Dontae Johnson, Noah Minelli, Aaron Cavalier and Noah Juergens.

Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy’s Destination Imagination team participated in the state tournament at Champlin Park High School on April 20. The team built a structure weighing less than 1.25 ounces that held over 500 pounds. The team will advance to the U.S./Global competition which will be held in Knoxville, Tenn., in May.
Destination Imagination is an international talent development program promoting team work, creativity and criticial thought processing by incorporating problem solving challenges in various disciplines including engineering, science and drama. Teams compete at the elementary, middle and secondary levels.
Pictured here are members of the CBPA 5th grade team. Front row, left to right: Mason Boerboom, Mark Kroening and Wayne Lester.
Back row, left to right: Dontae Johnson, Noah Minelli, Aaron Cavalier and Noah Juergens.

Placing first in their divisions were a team of Anoka-Hennepin high school students which calls itself Me, Myself, I and That Guy!, Blaine High School’s DIys and Epiphany Catholic School’s Striking Cobras.

Finishing second and advancing was Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy’s Lightning Huskies. Coon Rapids High School’s Awesome Disguise finished third and advanced.

Four teams from Johnsville as well as teams representing Crooked Lake, Franklin and Lincoln elementary schools, and one from Roosevelt Middle School also competed at the state level but did not advance.

The state tournament, staged at Champlin Park High School during a snowy April 20, had more than 140 of the best teams from across the state competing to advance to Global Finals.

Me, Myself, I and That Guy finished as top team in the secondary level of the Change in Realitee category.

The DIys took first place in the secondary level of the In Disguise category.

The Striking Cobras took top honors in the middle level of the Twist-o-Rama category.

 

 

Finishing second and advancing, the Lightning Huskies competed in the elementary level of the Twist-o-Rama category.

Awesome in Disguise finished third, competing in the secondary level of the Twist-o-Rama category.

Destination Imagination is an educational program that has student teams solving open-ended challenges and presenting their solutions at tournaments.

DI is a challenge and process-based program. In working to solve the challenges, teams learn important life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution and creative and critical thinking.

The DI program takes place across 48 states and more than 30 countries including Canada, Turkey, Korea, Guatemala, Poland, China, India, Great Britain, Brazil and Singapore.

Destination Imagination teams that advance past regional, state and affiliate tournaments are invited to participate in Global Finals, an annual celebration in which hundreds of teams gather to compete and where fun, creativity and the talent of the world’s future leaders are on display.

For complete state DI results, visit www.mndi.org and click on “Tournament information.”

 

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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