Destination Imagination has teams of up to 7 students at each level. The youngest group is K-2nd grade. This is called the Rising Stars program. The next levels are the elementary level (3-5) and the middle school level (6-8). Rising Stars are a noncompetitive team and are given a specific challenge to work on and present a skit with their solution to the problem. The elementary and middle school levels select from a variety of challenges and present their solutions at the regional competition in the spring. They are eligible for competing in the state tournament and the global finals. Challenges range from showcasing artistic talents, storytelling, and improvisation to building, design, and even community service. Students might be asked to create a device that can perform a specific function, design a structure, or even figure out a way to use music in community service. During competition students will also use team work to face an instant challenge. All of the DI challenges are designed to develop creative problem solving skills. More information about Destination Imagination can be found at www.idodi.org.
For the last three years, our team placed in the state competition and competed in the global competition in Nashville, Tennessee.