Montana Destination Imagination will celebrate the creativity of our youthat the Affiliate Tournament on March 23, 2013, at Belgrade Middle School. This year teams have been learning about power and propulsion. Teams built small vehicles that traveled for score and tried to avoid collisions and danger. The teams presented a story told from the vehicles' point of view. Other teams designed masks and used nonverbal theatrical techniques to tell a story about a person who uses a disguise. The teams with an intrest in structural engineering designed structures to hold weight and withstand torque. These teams had to present a story with an unexpected twist or surprising change. The primary grade students studied the colors of the rainbow and created plays about ROY G BIV's birthday party. Teams from Darby, Frenchtown, and Bozeman will present their solutions to their chosen challenge in order to earn the right to a
Team Manager Training, November 17, 9AM - Noon
601 Nikles Dr Suite 9, Bozeman, MT 59715
Learn the tricks of how to be a team manager for Destination Imagination. Montana DI does not want anyone to struggle trying to understand the rules of the challenges, interference, and how to keep those young, creative minds working toward a common goal. All current and prospective team managers are welcome.
Instant Challenge and Skill Workshop, December 1, 9 AM - Noon
Place yet to be determined.
Teams and team managers are invited to come learn the tips and tricks of Instant Challenge, practice 3 Instant Challenges, and learn basic acting, structure, technical, and art skills to help you develop skills needed to solve your Team Challenge or create your Team Choice Elements.
This past year Montana Destination Imagination awarded two $500 scholarships. The high school recipient was Tia Luciano from Eureka,. She is currently attending Seattle Pacific University where she plans to major in anthropology and film. The college recipient was Jonathan Koenes from Manhattan Christian. He is currently attending Montana State University and is majoring in computer science.
The Montana Destination Imagination scholarships are sponsored by the Student Assistance Foundation of Montana. The forms for this year's scholarships are located on the scholarship page. The deadline is for applying is February 1, 2013. Please encourage any Montana student who has participated for 2 years in a program sponsored by Montana DI to apply for one of these scholarships.
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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!