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The 2012 State Celebration of Cretivity will be held on March 24, 2012, at Manhattan Public Schools. To prepare for this year's tournament, teams have been busy designing a device to deliver parts and products, building solar energy prototypes, creating movie trailers, studying the cause and effect between major and minor news events, designing and building wood and glue structures to hold weight and golf balls, and creating the best toys ever made. Twenty-four teams earned the right to compete in the state tournament for a chance to attend the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the end of May.
Teams have been working hard to develop creative solutions to this year's challenges. Appraisers have been trained on the ins and outs of scoring the teams. Schedules have been created and volunteers recruited. Please encourage your family, friends, teachers, and anyone who enjoys creativity to come watch the tournaments this year. The links below will take you to the Tournament Programs and required forms and information.
The South West Tournament will host teams from Darby, Frenchtown, and Eureka on February 25 at Frenchtown High School from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The South Central Tournament will host teams from Manhattan, Bozeman, and Billings on March 3 at Whittier Elementary from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Montana Destination ImagiNation assembled and donated over 20 Instant Challenges with supplies to Montana Adopt A Sox. Adopt A Sox's mission is to show support of our deployed Montana service men and women at Christmas, to show them that their own communities think of them and appreciate their sacrifice. Individuals are asked to donate a wide range of specific useful items, tasty treats, and fun distractions. Montana DI hopes our service men and women will enjoy challenging their creativity with these Instant Challenges during their team building or free time. We appreciate all they do for our country.
The five teams representing Montana joined over 8000 students representing 1156 teams from around the globe to celebrate the conclusion of a year full of problem solving, innovation and creativity. The team from Darby also volunteered to be Destination ImagiNation Global Ambassadors to a team from China. They learned how to communicate with simple sign language, rephrasing ideas, and using maps and pictures. Both teams saw each other's Team Challenge Presentations and exchanged small gifts from their countries.
The Montana Affiliate Celebration of Creativity was held on March 26th at Sacajawea Middle School in Bozeman. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a big success. A big round of applause to all the appraisers, team managers, and volunteers who worked so hard to make sure the students had a successful experience. Congratulations to all the teams who solved on of this yeaer's challenges. Participation in a Destination ImagiNation Tournament is a great culmination for many teams, showing they've overcome challenges and succeeded in displaying their solutions. Five of the ten first place teams will be competitng at the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee May 25 - 28.
Destination ImagiNation congratulates all the student who participated in the Affiliate tournament in Bozeman. We think you are all winners!
Opening ceremonies was packed, and Montana joined the rest of the Affiliates in honoring 3M with our Duct Tape Hats. There were over 1000 teams at Global Finals. The Montana teams competed
against many outstanding teams from all over the world.
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The Manhattan Christian DI-Bot team placed 4th and received a Renaissance award for creating perfectly tuned percussion instruments built out of PVC pipe and an empty propane tank and beautiful original portraits of Illusion and Despair rendered on Plexiglass using unusual art techniques. The combination of these amazing things is truly worthy of this award!
The Montana Affiliate Board of Directors wants to encourage all teams to continue applying what they learn in Destination ImagiNation in their every day lives. The Board has created the "Above and Beyond Award". This award honors teams that have taken their Destination ImagiNation challenge to levels much higher than program expectations. Teams use their problem solving skills and Destination ImagiNation experience to make an immediate and positive difference in their school, their community and the world.
The 2009 team, "The Flood" from Manhattan Christian School was awarded this special award at the 2010 Affiliate Tournament.
The State Celebration of Creativity on March 27th in Three Forks was a big
success. Thank you to everyone who helped. A big thank you to all of the
appraisers and team managers who worked so hard to make sure the students had a
successful experience. Congratulations to all the teams who solved one of this
year's challenges. Participation in a Destionation ImagiNation Tournament is a
great culmination for many teams, showing they've overcome challenges and
succeeded in displaying their solution. Many of the 1st
place teams went to Global Finals at the end of May.
Destination ImagiNation congratulates all the students who participated in
the Manhattan tournament. We think you are all winners!
The results of the tournament are in the attachment below:
The 2010 State Celebration of Cretivity will be held on March 27,
2010, at Three Forks Public Schools. Teams will demonstrate robotic technology, deliver construction materials to sites they cannot see, test structures made of newspaper and glue, determine if endangered species should be saved or allowed to die, demonstrate what puppetry, live art, and changes in opinion have in common, give a newscast about a structure made from newspaper and tape, and present their community service projects. Thirty-seven teams
earned the right to compete in the state tournament for a chance to
attend the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in Knoxville,
Tennessee, at the end of May.