Beaver Local Destination Imagination Teams won honors at the Regional Tournament held at Leetonia Schools last Saturday.
The Beaver Local Elementary DI team holds their trophy high after qualifying for the state DI tournament.
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a global organization designed to teach students the creative process and help them gain the 21st-century skills needed to succeed in the future workforce. These skills include creative and critical thinking, collaborative problem solving and project management. Students choose project-based challenges that blend STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) with the arts and social entrepreneurship.
More than 150,000 students worldwide participate annually. Ohio typically has approximately 780 teams.
Beaver Local had four teams participate this year. Each of its three eligible teams won the right to compete at the State Tournament in Mount Vernon, OH on April 8th, where they will join other State Finalists from the 11 Regions throughout Ohio. Winners from that competition will vie for the top honors at the Global Competition in Knoxville, TN at the end of May.
Members of both the Beaver Local High School teams can be seen in the Masquers Club production of Grease, this weekend at the High School Auditorium (Friday and Saturday at 7PM and Sunday at 2PM).
The Junior/Senior Team pictured left to right back row: Traven Renner, David McCullough, and Alex Gabbert. Front Row: Kylie Kraus and Abigail Monte.
The Elementary Team (grades 1st-4th) back row: Brayden Hall, Cameron Anderson and Zane Elick; front row: Lora Reeder, Lillyan Wright and Allyson Wright.
The Freshman/Sophomore Team back row: Sadie Potts, Katrina Malcolm, Vince Hoppel. Front row: Sammi Voorhees (not pictured, Mario Chick).
Beaver’s Rising Star (non-competitive) team was made up of students grades K-2. From left to right these students are: Brenna Jones, Wyatt Wright, Paxton Gabbert, Gauge Wise, Wyatt Wise (not pictured, McKenzie Ash).
This press release was written by Leslie Gabbert.
Leslie is a retired BLHS English teacher, the Beaver Local Destination Imagination Advisor,
and the Ohio Destination Imagination Tournament Director.