Haldane Middle School Destination Imagination Reaches Global Finals

The Haldane Middle School Destination Imagination team, Stooges DI-ing for Sardines, competed Saturday, April 5, in the New York State Destination Imagination Championship in Binghamton. The Stooges significantly improved their scores from the Eastern Regional tournament to win the central challenge portion of the competition and take second place overall.

Haldane Middle School students participate in Destination Imagination. (Photo by Catherine Platt)

Haldane Middle School students participate in Destination Imagination. (Photo by Catherine Platt)

The top two teams in each challenge move forward to compete against teams from all 50 states and 30 different countries. Global finals will be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from May 21-24.

Destination Imagination, the world’s largest, non-profit, creative problem solving competition, requires teams to choose one of six challenges and work together for several months to create an original, creative solution with no outside assistance or interference. In addition to the central challenge, at the competition teams must complete a surprise, on-the-spot Instant Challenge that they have never seen before.

In the weeks ahead the team will continue to work on their solution and practice instant challenges to prepare for the Global tournament. In addition, the team must raise money to fund the experience. Donations may be made through Haldane Middle School, attention Cindy Chiera, Destination Imagination coordinator.

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