3 Meeker DI teams on way to Globals

MEEKER I Six Meeker Destination Imagination teams traveled to Denver last weekend to compete in the Colorado State Destination Imagination Tournament against 20 to 25 other teams and three teams advanced to the DI Global Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., in May.
The different teams were competing with their solutions to their challenges they had been working on since November.
In addition to their challenge solutions, they were given an instant challenge, which involved creating a solution to an unknown problem in five minutes or less. These problems range from building a device to retrieve items from behind a line or building a tower as tall as you can.
These items were built from newspapers, straws, pencils or mailing labels. Each of the teams had their moments to shine with some of them doing better with their instant challenge and others having an impressive piece to their team challenge.
The Snack Attacks, competing with their community service project, placed third. These students have been holding a reading group after school and developing book CDs for their fellow students to check out to help them with reading at home.
The Hepta-tectives and Delta Iota competed in the structure challenge. They developed structures that weighed 14 to 16 grams and held 250 to 340 pounds.
The Hepta-tectives placed first in the elementary division and Delta Iota placed second in the middle school division, competing against teams from private schools to public schools to schools that include Destination Imagination in the gifted and talented program.
The Pug Warriors, the Black and Blue Atomic Smurf-A-Sheeps, and the Seven Mischief Minions of the Mind all made their first trip to the state tournament and were unable to place. Hopefully, they will try again next year as they gained significant experience.