Global Finals 2014, the main event of the Destination Imagination season, was held this last May, in Knoxville, TN. Over 1,100 teams from teams from 45 states, 7 Canadian provinces and 13 countries gathered to showcase their Challenge solutions. see the results at D.I.'s GlobalFinals.org Web site and the DI-TV Page. LA DI teams did great this year, as evidenced by Parkway High School's Community Service team finishing 1st in Instant Challenge and 6th overall in the world, Airline High School's Improv team finishing 8th, and South Terrebone High School fine arts challenge team finishing 13th in the world.
2014 State Tournament
The March 8th State Tournament is over (see here for pictures), 52 teams competed to qualify for Global Finals on May 21-25, 2014, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
Thanks to all our hard-working volunteers and especially to our Appraisers and Team Managers--your dedication and love for this program were evident on Tournament Saturday. Your months of effort with your team members really showed! We greatly enjoyed seeing all the returning schools on Saturday and are delighted with all of the new schools who joined LA DI this year.
A special thank you to Danny Milner, who volunteered as our tournament photographer on Saturday. If you have photos that you think would look great on this site or on Facebook, you can e-mail them to our webmaster, Ray Turek, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a non-profit, Louisiana Destination Imagination program runs because of volunteers and we thank you and appreciate you! Don't hesitate to share the DI program with others in your community so that more children will have the opportunity. Be a positive difference in the lives of children by volunteering for Destination Imagination!
Super Saturday 2014
Check the Media Page for a Super Saturday 2014 Slideshow & Pictures--thanks Danny & Lynn Milner!
Super Saturday a Success!
The Jan 11 event saw over 230 elementary, middle school, high school and university students working out ingenious solutions to Instant Challenges and having a lot of fun being creative and learning teamwork. The venue was provided and hosted by Cope Middle School in Bossier City. Thank you to the 40+ volunteers that made the day possible.
This year's challenges have been released, and teams gain access to
them as soon as they pay their national-level DI membership fees
Global Finals 2013 was a Blast!
Teams Return from Global Finals
Louisiana teams put in a strong showing in 2013 and we're glad everyone who made the trip returned safely.
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Results by Challenge
Team Manager Checklist
Destination Imagination (DI)
DI is an educational program where student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. DI is a challenge and process-based program. In working to solve Challenges, teams learn important life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative & critical thinking.
Our program takes place across 48 states and more than 30 countries and provinces including Canada, Turkey, Korea, Guatemala, Poland, China, India, Great Britain, Brazil and Singapore.
Parkway High School students enjoy a bite during the Passport Party, one of many fun and exciting events during Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. Check out the 3M PASSPORT PARTY video.
State Tournament Breaks Records
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By Ray Turek
Fifty-three teams from all around Louisiana were at Airline High School in Bossier City for the 2013 Destination ImagiNation State Tournament this March 9th. Each team competed in both a team challenge and in an instant challenge where they used their teamwork, science, tech, engineering, math, acting and creative problem-solving skills to vie for a chance to compete at the international level later this year. The audience filled the AHS gym to near-capacity to cheer on all the participants and celebrate this year's winners.
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State Tournaments are available via the Media/Photos tab.
Tournament Scores Posted Here--See the Media/Photo Tab for Pics.
We believe DI is a crucial part of a complete education--teaching critical thinking and problem-solving skills to our children.
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