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Destination Imagination Teams Wow at State Tournament

Destination Imagination teams

Shout-out to our district's Destination Imagination teams for their outstanding performances at the recent state tournament.

Cascade, Fuerza and Vista elementary schools, Chinook and Highlands middle schools, Mid-Columbia Partnership and Kamiakin High School all had students compete in the event, which drew more than 120 teams from around the state.

Two KSD teams won their categories and another placed third!

  • The Highlands Middle School and Chinook Middle School team of Noelia Del Toro, Holden Schmelzer, Sean Ross, Marco Campos, Yaseen Beck and Amir Beck placed first in the Service Learning/Middle Level category. Team managers are Dori Schmelzer and Sarah Del Toro.
  • The Kamiakin High School team of Sofia Del Toro, Jesus Gaona and Anna St. Hilaire placed first in the Improvisational/Secondary Level category.  Team manager is Alyssa St. Hilaire.
  • The Mid-Columbia Partnership team of Hunter Bishop, Greyson Yetter, Michael Swenson, Steven Kershaw, Allyssa Price and Nikko Erdmann placed third in the Scientific/Middle Level. Team managers are Tiffany Bishop, Tammy Darling and Christina Swenson.

Destination Imagination teaches students to use creativity, innovation, critical thinking and teamwork to complete STEAM challenges.

Several KSD teams will go on to compete in the Global Finals in Missouri in May.