Two Meeker DI teams head to state next

MEEKER I Meeker Elementary School had five teams participate in Destination Imagination on Saturday at the Western Slope Regional Tournament, and two of those teams will continue on to the DI State Finals in April.

Education, life experience Tenn. theme for DI teams

Three Destination Imagination teams from Meeker Elementary School competed last week in Knoxville, Tennessee, as part of the DI Global Competition against 1,400 teams from around the United States and around the globe. Local coaches and organizers said the trip to the competition was educational and a life experience.

MEEKER I Three Meeker Destination Imagination teams traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., last week to compete in the global finals tournament. This tournament is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and success at regional and state levels, and all three teams finished near the middle of the field in their respective competitions.

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.

Six DI teams from Meeker headed to state

Six Destination Imagination teams from Meeker qualified in Rifle recently for the state competition. In addition, The Seven Mischief Minions of the Mind and the Snack Attacks received Da Vinci awards, given to teams who have a unique approach to a solution. The Hepta-tectives team received the Renaissance Award, given for outstanding skill in the areas of design, engineering or performance. The six teams will head to the state tournament in April.

MEEKER I Meeker was well represented with 10 teams at the 2014 Western Slope Regional Destination Imagination Tournament in Rifle during the past weekend. Six of those teams will be going to the state competition in April.

Letter to the Editor: Teams didn’t stumble

Dear Editor: We found your headline of three weeks ago stating that the DI teams stumbled at globals to be quite offensive.

Letter to the Editor: DI teams didn’t stumble at Globals

Dear Editor: It was wrong of you to write a headline stating that the Meeker DI teams stumbled at globals.

Letter to the Editor: DI teams thankful for community support

Dear Editor: At the beginning of the school year, we had nine teams participate in Meeker’s Destination Imagination program. Five of these teams went on to compete at the state tournament in Denver, and of those five, three teams placed high enough to qualify for the global competition in Tennessee.

Letter to the Editor: DI teams winners, not stumblers

Dear Editor: I am disappointed in your headline. Your headline about the Destination Imagination teams diminishes their incredible accomplishment. None of those teams stumbled. In fact, they have accomplished things and learned life lessons that many adults still need to learn.

Teams stumble at DI Globals

Members of the three Destination Imagination teams from Meeker took some time out while preparing for their global competition at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. More than 10,000 students globally took part. Meeker’s Thinkadinks had the local teams’ best showing, finishing 11th in their group.

MEEKER I Three teams from Meeker represented Colorado at the Destination Imagination Global Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., last week. Meeker’s top-placing team was the Thinkadinks, who finished 11th in their age group.

Three Meeker DI teams ready for global competition

MEEKER I The three Destination Imagination teams from Meeker are only five days from departing for their trip to the global competition in Knoxville, Tenn.

Three Meeker D.I. teams go global

Three Meeker Destination Imagination teams qualified for the Global Finals in Knoxville Tenn., in May. The third-grade team is in the front row; the fifth-grade team in the middle row; and the sixth-grade team in the back row. Meeker has three of the four teams representing the Western Slope as members of Team Colorado.

MEEKER I Meeker was well represented in Colorado’s Destination Imagination competition Saturday on the Auraria Campus in Denver. Five teams competed for Meeker and three teams are advancing to the global competition in Knoxville, Tenn., in May.

Meeker DI teams advance in tourney

MEEKER I Nine Meeker teams competed at the Regional Destination Imagination Tournament on March 23 in Palisade. The problem-solving teams have been working since November to solve their challenge while practicing thinking “on their feet” for their instant challenges.