Williamston Destination Imagination Teams Qualify for State Competition
Williamston will field four elementary teams and one high school team in the Destination Imagination state finals at Michigan State University in April. The teams qualified after strong performances at the regional competitions held in Parma.
Learn more about Destination Imagination and the state tournament here.
The high school Destination Imagination competition consists of two parts; the instant challenge and the main challenge. The instant challenge requires teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking. Students are given a task or performance-based challenge that needs to be solved within a certain amount of time. This requires thinking outside the box, working with others and swift problem-solving. The main challenge is the part of the competition that students have been preparing for over several months. They chose the scientific challenge called "Medical Mystery." They have up to 8 minutes to perform a skit which has certain elements to it. Teams are judged on how well they complete certain tasks using creativity, research, and an active imagination. There are a lot of variables that to go into a challenge and the students must come up with all of it on their own.
The elementary teams also distinguished themselves at the regional event. The 3rd grade team which competed in the challenge "Medical Mystery" took 3rd place. The 4th/5th grade team took 2nd in the "Monster Effects" challenge. Another 4th/5th grade team competed in the "Game On" challenge and placed 3rd. Finally, the 5th + 2nd grade team earned 2nd in the "Game On" challenge.