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Teams advance to Destination Imagination Globals

March 29, 2019 

Creative Crayons  Two Pflugerville ISD teams have advanced to the Destination Imagination Global Finals tournament, scheduled for May 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The multi-campus teams The Other Guys and Creative Crayons advanced to Destination Imagination Globals after competing at the Destination Imagination Texas Affiliate Tournament in Corpus Christi on March 22-23. The pair of teams, as well as the Electric Eagles of Dearing Elementary, moved onto the state tournament after competing at the Capital Region DI Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Connally High School.

Education nonprofit Destination Imagination annually hosts competitions in which school-aged contestants solve team challenges at regional and state/national levels to advance to the global stage. Challenge categories vary, based in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and service learning.  

Top-tiered teams at state tournaments are invited to compete at Globals. 

The Creative Crayons advanced in the Escape Artists, Elementary Level service learning category. Team members are from Caldwell Elementary (Gracen Ramirez, Will O’Connor and McKenna O’Connor), Mott Elementary (Frankie O’Shaughnessy) and Timmerman Elementary (Bryce Howard and Helga Mueller). Team managers are Dan and Louise Howard. 

The Other Guys The Other Guys advanced in the Medical Mystery, Middle Level scientific category. Members are from Kelly Lane Middle (Victor Bendixen), Pflugerville Middle School (Rudolf Bendixen, Kenneth Kalu, Elena Howard and Emma Edwards), Timmerman Elementary (Bryce Howard) and Windermere Elementary (Jameson Messer). Team managers are Rachelle Bendixen and Louise Howard.

Destination Imagination is in its 20th year of hosting team challenge competitions. More than 150,000 students across the U.S. and in 30-plus countries annually participate in the DI Challenge Experience program. 

The Legendary Apple Doom Skullz of Pflugerville Middle School and The Creative Crayons represented PfISD at Destination Imagination Global Finals last year.

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