Local students advance to state Destination Imagination tournament

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18 Lewisville ISD Destination Imagination teams advanced to the state tournament, which will be in early April (photo courtesy of LISD).

Lewisville ISD students set a record last month for wins at the Regional Destination Imagination Tournament.

At the Trinity Valley North Texas Regional Tournament in Carrollton, 18 LISD teams qualified to advance to the state Affiliate Tournament in Mansfield, where they will compete against the top teams from all over the state, according to the school district. Two Flower Mound High School seniors, Miranda Wilson and Casey Kassal, also were awarded college scholarships for their success in the Destination Imagination program.

Destination Imagination is about creative and problem-solving skills with teamwork in many different challenges, from science and engineering to fine arts and community outreach.

The Affiliate Tournament will be held from April 6-8. The LISD teams that will compete there are the following:

Technical Challenge: Maze Craze

  • Bluebonnet Elementary School – Srilekha Mundla
  • McKamy Middle School – Amanda and Stan Solari
  • Flower Mound 9th Grade – Erin Charles

Scientific Challenge: Unlikely Attraction

  • Castle Hills Elementary School – Bushra Aziz & Erin Stubing
  • Briarhill Middle School – Angela Harper
  • Hebron High School – Terri & Mackenzie Kinsella

Fine Arts Challenge: Change of Tune

  • Castle Hills Elementary School – Bushra Aziz & Runjhun Goel
  • Timber Creek Elementary School – Kristy Hundt
  • Shadow Ridge Middle School – Jennifer Wallace & Kimberly Kinnaird
  • Hebron High School – Natalia Garcia

Engineering Challenge: Drop Zone

  • Homestead Elementary School – Vipla & Manoj Shrivastava
  • Hebron Valley Elementary School – Ajay Pol
  • Arbor Creek Middle School – Natalia Garcia & Manoj Shrivastava

Community Outreach Challenge: Inside Impact

  • Hicks Elementary School – Dana Ronderos
  • McKamy Middle School – Chessa Timoszyk

Texas eXtreme Creativity

  • Flower Mound High School – Christie Kassal
  • Flower Mound High School – Robert Wilson & Phillis Jayaram
  • Marcus High School – Rachel Tamez & Leslie Hannah
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