Students advance to state Destination Imagination tournament

March 6, 2020 


Two Pflugerville ISD teams and two others that include PfISD students have advanced to the state Destination Imagination tournament next month in Arlington.
 
Teams from Dearing and Mott elementary schools will join previous Destination Imagination Global finalists The Legendary Apple Doom Skullz and The Creative Crayons at the state tournament April 3-4. The teams each advanced after competing at the Capital Region DI tournament Saturday 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.  
 
The Dearing team finished first in the service learning-based, elementary level challenge category. Team members are Jayna Lynn, Abram Brown, Terryn Smith, Kimball Kearns, Janiyah Lawrence and Tavion Jackson.  
 
The Mott Elementary team, the Clever Clowns, qualified in the fine arts, elementary category. Members are Cristian Galarza, Andrew Francis, Rylan Smith and Sophia Diaz. 
 
The Legendary Apple Doom Skullz advanced in the science-based, secondary level challenge category. Members include Pflugerville High School students Kenneth Kalu, Maia Savich and Emma Edwards; and Hendrickson student Rudolf Bendixen.

The Legendary Apple Doom Skullz advanced to the DI Global Finals two years ago.
 
The Creative Crayons advanced in the science-based, middle level. Team members include Cele Middle School students Gracen Ramirez, Frankie O’Shaughnessy and Helga Mueller; Park Crest student McKenna O’Connor; Windermere Elementary student Molly Edwards; and Will O’Connor of Caldwell Elementary.
 
The Creative Crayons have advanced to DI Global Finals the past two years.
  
Top teams at the state tournament will advance to Destination Imagination Global Finals, taking place May 20-23 in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
Destination Imagination is in its 21st 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. 
 
For more on Destination Imagination, visit www.destinationimagination.org .
 

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