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Nine CISD Destination Imagination Teams Compete at Global Finals

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A team from the Academy of Science & Technology celebrates at the State Tournament.

Conroe ISD had another successful year at the Texas Destination Imagination Affiliate State Tournament in Lubbock, Texas last month. Twenty-three teams represented Conroe ISD at the state tournament. Nine teams qualified to continue to the Global Tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee taking place this week, May 24-27.

Destination Imagination is a leader in project-based learning opportunities that blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. Its academic challenges teach kids in grades kindergarten through 12 how to solve open-ended problems and present their solutions at competitive tournaments. DI’s mission is to develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.

Teams work from September until early spring to solve their challenges prior to taking their solution to a regional tournament to be appraised. Regional tournament winners advance to the state tournament, and state tournament winners continue to the Global Tournament in May.

Conroe ISD schools that competed at the State Tournament are:

  • Academy of Science and Technology – 6 teams
  • Knox Junior High – 1 team
  • McCullough Junior High – 1 team
  • Collins Intermediate – 3 teams
  • Cox Intermediate – 1 team
  • Grangerland Intermediate – 1 team
  • Mitchell Intermediate – 2 teams
  • Broadway Elementary – 1 team
  • Deretchin Elementary – 2 teams
  • Houser Elementary – 1 team
  • Ride Elementary – 1 team
  • Tough Elementary – 3 teams

Conroe ISD schools with teams competing at Global Finals are:

  • Academy of Science and Technology – 6 teams
  • Irons Junior High – 1 team
  • Mitchell Intermediate – 1 team
  • Tough Elementary – 1 team

Destination Imagination has had a positive impact on more than 1.5 million students who have taken part in its acclaimed Challenge program. This year, 150,000 students have participated in tournaments throughout the U.S. and over 15 countries in hopes of earning a spot at the Global Finals competition in May. In Texas, over 20,000 students participate in DI annually, making the State the largest participant in the organization.

Destination Imagination, Inc. dedicates itself to enriching the global community by providing opportunities for learners of all ages to explore and discover using the creative process from imagination to innovation.

For more information about Global Finals, visit