Two Mission CISD Destination Imagination teams advance to global finals

Two Mission CISD Destination Imagination teams advance to global finals
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POSTED: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:09am

Two Mission CISD Destination Imagination (DI) teams have earned the right to travel to Destination Imagination’s Global Finals, the largest creative thinking and problem solving competition in the world, to be held May 21-24 in Knoxville, TN.

The O’Grady Elementary School team known as the Dramatic Foxes qualified after placing third at the state DI competition. The team members are, front row, left to right: Gabriel Cordova, Sofia Rodriguez, Analee Salinas, Danilee Alaniz. On the back row are: Josue Raudy, Dalilah Trevino, Leslie Guerra, and team manager Cesar Gonzalez.

The R. Cantu Jr. High School team known as The Jumping Amazing Super Optimistic Noodle Squad qualified for the global event after placing fourth at the state DI competition.

Team members are, left to right: Michael Rodriguez, Leslie Borrego, Kassandra Saldana, Isaiah Flores, Aaron Arredondo, Juan Garcia, Leslie Garza. Not pictured is team manager Reynaldo Martinez.

These two Mission CISD teams compete in an open-ended challenge that requires the team members to apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in addition to improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork, and community service.

The DI Global Finals are expected to bring together over 1,250 teams from 45 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 13 countries.

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