CONROE, TEXAS (May 26, 2023) – Conroe ISD had 14 teams compete in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City, and each team placed in the top 11, with one team winning its competition to place first in the world.
The Knox Junior High team (pictured) placed first in the scientific category. Also in that category, McCullough placed sixth and Collins placed seventh. At the secondary level, the Academy of Science & Technology placed seventh.
In the technical category, the Academy of Science & Technology placed fourth in the secondary division, while Mitchell placed ninth in the middle school division.
Tough placed third in the middle school fine arts category. In the improv category, The Woodlands College Park High School placed third in the secondary division, and York placed sixth in the middle school division.
In the engineering category, Collins placed fifth in the elementary division, with Ride and Mitchell each placing 10th. Mitchell also earned the Renaissance Award for its Instant Challenge. In the middle school division, McCullough placed second and Tough placed 11th.
CISD sent 137 teams to regional competition and 23 advanced to state prior to the Global Finals.
Destination Imagination is an extracurricular program that strives to teach creative problem-solving strategies, teamwork, and life-long skills. Each year, students are offered seven new standards-based challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Teams choose one challenge and begin working in September to solve their challenge, then present their solution at the regional level to be appraised.