Teams to compete at state Destination Imagination tourney
Feb. 27, 2019
Three Pflugerville ISD teams have advanced to the state Destination Imagination tournament, scheduled for March 22-23.
The multi-campus teams The Other Guys and Creative Crayons will join the Electric Eagles of Dearing Elementary at the Destination Imagination Texas Affiliate Tournament in Corpus Christi next month. The local teams moved onto the state tournament after competing at the Capital Region DI Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23, hosted by PfISD at Connally High School.
Education nonprofit Destination Imagination annually hosts competitions in which school-aged contestants solve team challenges at regional and state/national levels to advance to the global stage. Challenge categories vary, based in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and service learning.
Teams finishing first in categories at the regional level advance to the state tournament.
The Creative Crayons took first place in the Escape Artists, Elementary Level service learning category. Team members are from Caldwell Elementary (Gracen Ramirez, Will O’Connor and McKenna O’Connor), Mott Elementary (Frankie O’Shaughnessy) and Timmerman Elementary (Bryce Howard and
Helga Mueller). Team managers are Dan and Louise Howard.
The Other Guys captured first in Medical Mystery, Middle Level scientific category. Members are from Kelly Lane Middle (Victor Bendixen), Pflugerville Middle School (Rudolf Bendixen, Kenneth Kalu, Elena Howard and Emma Edwards), Timmerman Elementary (Bryce Howard) and Windermere Elementary (Jameson Messer). Team managers are Rachelle Bendixen and Louise Howard.
The Electric Eagles took first in the Game On, Elementary D fine arts category. Members are Abram Brown, Reese Cloud, Jayna Lynn, Marcelo Molina, Terryn Smith, Alani Wheeler and Jackson Wilkins. Team managers are Laurie Molina and Carol Brackney.
Destination Imagination is in its 20th year of hosting team challenge competitions. More than 150,000 students across the U.S. and in 30-plus countries annually participate in the DI Challenge Experience program.
The Legendary Apple Doom Skullz of Pflugerville Middle School and The Creative Crayons of Caldwell and Timmerman represented PfISD at Destination Imagination Global Finals last year after advancing past regional and state competitions.
For more information, visit www.capitaltxdi.com.