Teams from Wicomico Schools Headed to 2018 DI State Tournament
Results from March 3 Eastern Region Destination Imagination Tournament: 16 WCPS Teams Advance to States
Posted on 03/05/2018

Wicomico County Destination Imagination teams once again performed well at the Eastern Region Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament, held at Salisbury Middle School on Sat., March 3. Sixteen of the teams from Wicomico County Public Schools have qualified to compete at the Maryland State DI Tournament on Sat., April 7 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Catonsville.

Congratulations to the following teams advancing to the Maryland State DI Tournament:

 

1st Place Teams:

North Salisbury Elementary School Maze Blazers, Technical Challenge

North Salisbury Elementary School Mustache Mustangs,     Fine Arts Challenge

North Salisbury Elementary School Mini Marvelous Marshmallows, Service Learning Challenge

Bennett Middle School Legendary Llamas, Fine Arts Challenge

Salisbury Middle School DI Diamonds, Scientific Challenge

Parkside High School Carpe Diem, Fine Arts Challenge

Wicomico High School Diatomic Molecules, Scientific Challenge

Wicomico High School DI of the Tiger, Improvisation Challenge

 

2nd Place Teams:

North Salisbury Elementary School Kool Koalas, Improvisation Challenge

Salisbury Middle School Craze DImmortals, Technical Challenge

Fruitland Intermediate School Boomerangs, Scientific Challenge

Pittsville Middle School 6 Destroying Imagineers, Fine Arts Challenge

Pittsville Middle School Cats With Top Hats, Service Learning Challenge

Wicomico High School Uncommon DInominators, Service Learning Challenge

 

3rd Place Team:

Salisbury Middle School Mindful Thinkers, Engineering Challenge

 

4th Place Team:

Bennett Middle School The Square Squad, Fine Arts Challenge

Complete tournament results and be found online at http://www.marylanddi.org/regions/eastern/. Scroll down to Documents and click on the Eastern Tournament 2018 results attachment.

Extra congratulations for the North Salisbury Elementary Mini Marvelous Marshmallows team, which won a special DI award, the DaVinci Award for Outstanding Creativity. The team used a unique method to depict their service learning project by unfolding a cache box in various ways to reveal the clues inside.

 

DI transcends race, gender, and ethnic boundaries to encourage cooperation and productive problem solving in all children. DI is not so much a program as a process. DI has helped teams learn what we must all learn in life:

  • to work cooperatively in teams
  • to push the limit of their imaginations
  • to learn new skills and creative problem solving tools

Each team exhibited teamwork skills and applied its skills and talents not only to better its competition performance, but to better each individual team member. 

School facilitators at participating schools work with teams and their parent team managers to teach the skills and help them learn these valuable lessons. They have made possible the successes Wicomico teams have enjoyed. This program, a source of pride for Wicomico County Public Schools, is made possible by the continued support of the instructional leaders in each school, the active involvement of parents, and the creativity and determination of students.