NISD DI teams advance to state competition

NISD DI teams advance to state competition

Twenty-one NISD Destination Imagination (DI) teams from six campuses participated in the Central Texas Regional Tournament held in Seguin recently.  Teams ranged from PreK to high school competing with teams from across Central Texas. 

Nine teams have advanced to the State of Texas Affiliate Destination Imagination Tournament to be held April 12-13 in Arlington, TX. 

Texas Destination Imagination is a school-based program devoted to helping students gain practical life skills through interesting, entertaining, and mind-boggling challenges. The program is created and guided by parents, educators, and community volunteers who support the art and skill of creative problem solving. DI seeks to develop the creativity, innovation, and imagination of the students. While working on the challenges, students learn to work as team members, be cooperative, take risks, stay within a budget, and meet deadlines. Students are taught to dream and then build their dreams into reality.

The number of NISD teams competing at the regional level and their awards are: 

Forester Elementary School: 

  • First Place Awards- 3 teams advancing to the State Tournament
  • Second Place – 1 team 
  • One team received the Special Spirit of D.I. Award

Locke Hill Elementary School: 

  • Second Place – 1 team 

Briscoe Middle School: 

  • First place awards – 5 teams -all of whom will advance to the State Tournament
  • Second place – 1 team
  • Two teams received High Instant Challenge Awards
  • One team received a special Davinci Award for Creativity in Design, Execution, and Engineering with attention to detail

Jordan Middle School: 

  • Second Place – 1 team
  • Third Place – 1 team 

Vale Middle School: 

  • Third Place – 1 team

Sotomayor High School: 

  • First Place Award – 1 team advancing to the State Tournament
  • Second Place Award – 1 team


Destination Imagination has affiliates in 48 states and in 50 nations. Texas is the largest of the 63 global Destination Imagination affiliates. Approximately 20,000 students in Texas participated in Destination Imagination this school year.

The 2024 Lone Star Finals will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas on April 12-13, 2024.

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