SNHUman Group joins 41 NH Destination ImagiNation teams at Global Finals

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The annual meeting of the minds takes place May 20-23 in Knoxville, TN.​
Opening Ceremonies in Tennessee.
Opening Ceremonies in Tennessee.

MANCHESTER, NH – After winning honors for creativity, collaboration and problem solving in local and state tournaments, 41 teams from schools aroundGF15_Logo_Long the state are among those who have earned the right to represent New Hampshire and travel to Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals, the largest creative thinking and problem solving competition in the world, to be held May 20-23 in Knoxville, Tenn.

School and community-based teams competing come from Bedford, Londonderry, Derry’s Pinkerton Academy, the Academy for Science and Design, Goffstown High School, Ellis School in Fremont, and Southern New Hampshire University.

"SNHU "SNHU Man Group",Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games, University Level, 130-89365."
“SNHU Man Group,”Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games, University Level

Destination Imagination is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that facilitates students learning creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills by participating in fun, academic challenges based in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), the arts and service learning. Students develop situation and project management skills, as well as confidence.

The Global Finals events brings together the best teams from teams in 48 states and 18 countries. The Destination Imagination program, or “D.I.” each year has over 200,000 students in 30 countries participating in the program. Teams begin to form in schools and community groups starting in September.

This year’s Global Finals Innovation Expo will house dozens of hands-on exhibits from NASA, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, National Geographic, Oracle Academy and many other innovative companies. In addition, students and families will have the opportunity transform their surroundings in an all-new Scotch Imagination Treehouse exhibit, sponsored by 3M and Scotch.

Destination Imagination will be streaming opening and closing ceremonies live, thanks to IBM sponsorship at http://bit.ly/DITV-NH starting at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20.

NHICC_NH-DI_WEBLOGODestination Imagination participants and attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in more than 100 skills workshops ranging from 3-D printing to Broadway dance to computer science.

For more information, visit the New Hampshire site at www.NH-DI.org or the event web site at GlobalFinals.org.

Below is the complete list of teams representing New Hampshire at Global Finals:

Level = EL (Elementary Level), ML (Middle School Level), SL (Secondary Level), UL (University Level)

Organization Location Challenge Level Team#
Pinkerton Academy Derry Scientific Challenge: Making Waves SL 130-01743
Jaffrey Grade School Jaffrey Technical Challenge: Creature Feature EL 130-89240
Sunapee Middle High School Sunapee Structural Challenge: Lose to Win SL 130-88770
Monadnock Regional HS Swanzey Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid SL 130-58239
Main Dunstable Elementary School Nashua Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales EL 130-17979
Grantham Village School Grantham Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games EL 130-48437
Hollis Brookline DI Hollis Technical Challenge: Creature Feature SL 130-87401
Bedford DI Bedford Scientific Challenge: Making Waves ML 130-41668
Highbridge Hill Elementary New Ipswich Technical Challenge: Creature Feature EL 130-24543
Goffstown High School Goffstown Scientific Challenge: Making Waves SL 130-43582
Windham DI Windham Structural Challenge: Lose to Win ML 130-63148
Thornton Central School Thornton Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales EL 130-04583
Dover High School Dover Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales SL 130-67210
Lighthouse Homeschool Loudon Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid SL 130-86130
Amherst Clark-Wilkins School Amherst Scientific Challenge: Making Waves EL 130-49673
Milford Middle School Milford Scientific Challenge: Making Waves ML 130-44843
SNHU “SNHU Man Group” Manchester Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games UL 130-89365
Bow Extracurricular Enrichment Program Bow Scientific Challenge: Making Waves SL 130-59397
Ellis School Fremont Structural Challenge: Lose to Win ML 130-98493
GRS Cooperative Gorham Scientific Challenge: Making Waves EL 130-67639
Sunset Heights Nashua Nashua Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid EL 130-15015
Monadnock-Cutler DI Swanzey Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales SL 130-73004
Londonderry D.I. Londonderry Technical Challenge: Creature Feature ML 130-04762
WLC-DI Lyndeborough Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games SL 130-82149
Academy for Science and Design Merrimack Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid ML 130-67704
Monadnock Regional HS Swanzey Structural Challenge: Lose to Win SL 130-33147
Highbridge Hill Elementary New Ipswich Scientific Challenge: Making Waves EL 130-74462
Mascoma Valley Regional HS Enfield Technical Challenge: Creature Feature SL 130-18657
Timberlane Regional Middle School Plaistow Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games ML 130-68769
Pinkerton Academy Alumni Team Derry Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games UL 130-43627
Mountain View Middle School Goffstown Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales ML 130-44946
Lebanon Area DI Grantham Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games SL 130-65945
Hollis Brookline DI Hollis Technical Challenge: Creature Feature ML 130-68039
Hampstead Academy Hampstead Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid ML 130-52152
Conant High School Jaffrey Scientific Challenge: Making Waves SL 130-81818
Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School Jaffrey Improvisation Challenge: The Improv Games ML 130-79327
Milford High School Milford Technical Challenge: Creature Feature SL 130-29874
Sunapee Central Elementary School Sunapee Service Learning Challenge: Brand Aid EL 130-07114
Windham DI Windham Fine Arts Challenge: Feary Tales ML 130-60321
Main Dunstable Elementary School Nashua Structural Challenge: Lose to Win EL 130-80879
Bicentennial Elementary School Nashua Structural Challenge: Lose to Win EL 130-98141

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