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Teams Advance to Destination Imagination State Tournament

Irving – Ten teams from Irving ISD are advancing to the 2022 Destination Imagination State Competition. Destination Imagination is an educational non-profit focused on five principles: fun learning; creative problem solving; kid powered, team driven; friendly competition and global diversity. 

Teams compete in challenges for the following categories:

Technical–Daring Escape–Students create and present a story about an exciting escape. Students will build two daring devices using technical methods to operate. In the presentation, each device will attempt to overcome three hazards.

Scientific–Up Close–Each team will tell a story about a mysterious object found in a microworld. Students will also create a piece of scenery to show their microworld in 3D.

Fine Arts–Tricky Tales–Each team will tell a story about a trickster who overcomes a tricky situation. Teams will also design and create a costume, and perform an illusion to enhance the story.

Service Learning–For the Future–Each team will identify a need in a real community, then carry out an evaluative project that addresses the need. The team will create a communication plan, and present the project in the form of a science-fiction story and depict the result of their solution 50 year in the future. 

Engineering–Roll With It–Each team will share a story about a character who becomes a legend. The presentation will include a rotating object, and a designed structure created from wood and glue that can withstand two different forces. 

Improvisational–Festival Frenzy–Teams will create a two act improvisational skit. They will tell a story of a character at a randomly-selected festival. 

Extreme Challenge–Specific to Texas and a few other states, the Texas Extreme Challenge Teams will receive a “challenge”, which will be a situation that requires the team to solve multiple elements, and also include a storytelling component which requires the team to showcase their solution all on the same day.

The following teams advanced to the state competition: 

MacArthur High School

RIP Scooter Team–For the Future

Nabeeha Khan, Chloe Madho, Khoi Nguyen, TemiOluwaseto, Hasaan Qureshi, Kathia Rodriguez.

Nimitz High School

The Nerdy Birdy Trio Team–Festival Frenzy

Erick Ramirez, Justin Aguilar, Naima Rodriguez.

The Box Trolls Team–Festival Frenzy

Raymundo Gomez, Ciara Harvey, AlefiyaJafferji, Michelle Nguyen, Caroline Quan, Angelie Ramirez.

The Cosmix Team–Daring Escape

Raymundo Gomez, AlefiyaJafferji, Adrian Martinez, Michelle Nguyen, Caroline Quan, Angelie Ramirez.

Singley Academy

DI Joes Team–Roll With It

Jason Alviso, Jimmy Do, Ariel Ojeda, Karla Rios, Cristian Spencer, Melissa Valle.

Deezus Team–Roll With It

Gabriel Esqueda, Daphne Galaviz, Ash Guzman, Cody Leon, Ethan Parada, Anna Pierucci, Angela Rojas.

Smells Like Team Spirit Team–Tricky Tales

Ramiah Boyd, Michelle Diaz, Jazelle Gardner, Nabilah Rashid, RushmiahSamarah, Victor Vo.

Deez Team–Extreme Challenge 

Gabriel Esqueda, Daphne Galaviz, Ash Guzman, Cody Leon, Ethan Parada, Dawson Sloan.

Austin Middle School

Team Two Shy to Present–Daring Escape

Gerson Artiga, Vensa Cherian, Jesse French, Makayla Smith.

Bowie Middle School

RIP Bozos Team–Roll With It

Anibal Castellanos, Ashton Craig, Jose Fuentes, Jorge Hernandez, Mario Martinez, Osman Martinez.

In addition, Singley Academy student Ramiah Boyd has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Mid-Cities Creativity for her involvement in Destination Imagination.