CONGRATULATIONS to all the creative and energetic teams who competed at the March 19, 2022 Louisiana DI State Tournament!
Thank you to all the volunteer team managers, appraisers, and officials, who made the tournament possible this year!
Here is the link to the virtual awards ceremony:
Louisiana Destination Imagination 2022 State Tournament Results:
Elementary Technical Challenge: 1st Place – First Baptist Church School, Team Manager: Martha Savage
Middle School Technical Challenge: 1st Place – First Baptist Church School, Team 118-98668, Team Manager: Martha Savage
Middle School Technical Challenge: 2nd Place – First Baptist Church School, Team 118-87367, Team Manager: Martha Savage
Elementary Scientific Challenge: 1st Place - Sun City Elementary, Team Manager: Marissa Marrero
Elementary Scientific Challenge: 2nd Place – First Baptist Church School, Team Manager: Martha Castro
Middle School Scientific Challenge: 1st Place: First Baptist Church School, Team Manager: Martha Castro
Elementary Fine Arts Challenge: 1st Place - Haughton Elementary, Team Manager: Crystal Wood
Middle School Fine Arts Challenge: 1st Place - Elm Grove Middle School, Team Managers: Kara Stephenson & Crystal Gann
Elementary Improvisation Challenge: 1st Place- Curtis Elementary, Team Manager: Emily Logan
Middle School Improvisation Challenge: 1st Place - Elm Grove Middle School, Team Managers: Crystal Gann & Kara Stephenson
Secondary Level Improvisation Challenge: 1st Place: Caddo Magnet High School, Team Manager: Amber Ballis
Elementary Engineering Challenge: 1st Place - Haughton Elementary, Team Manager: Crystal Wood
Middle School Engineering Challenge: 1st Place: Elm Grove Middle School, Team Managers: Crystal Gann & Kara Stephenson
Elementary Service-Learning Challenge: 1st Place: Curtis Elementary, Team Manager: Katelyn Beaird
It was wonderful to have you back together in person, and we look forward to seeing you, and many more teams, next year!
The 2022 Louisiana DI Tournament is scheduled for March 19, 2022!
The Louisiana Destination Imagination Board and Challenge Masters are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to hold an in-person tournament this year following all mandated health and safety protocols of the state, school district, and Louisiana Destination Imagination that are in place on March 19.
We have reserved tournament venues at Elm Grove Middle School, 4301 Panther Drive, in Bossier City for the event but are also preparing for possible virtual backup contingencies if health and safety guidelines prohibit an in-person indoor tournament at that time.
We have missed being in person for our tournament the last two years and look forward to seeing the creativity and excitement of our LADI team members in-person if at all possible!
The fee for the March 19, 2022 Louisiana State Tournament is $50 per team and is due by Friday, January 14, 2022. Louisiana teams registered with Destination Imagination, Inc. will receive a link with access to the state registration and T shirt order form.
The registration form for the March 19, 2022 state tournament may be accessed through this link:
Please contact LA DI with questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at any time and we will respond as quickly as possible.
2021 Tournament Results
Louisiana teams competed in the 6-state virtual Super Southeastern Destination Imagination Tournament in March of 2021. Many thanks to the VA DI Affiliate Directors and tournament challenge masters for inviting us to participate in the tournament!
The following teams were recognized as Louisiana state winners:
Elementary Technical Challenge: The Next Level
1st Place and High Instant Challenge: Elementary Boys, First Baptist Church School, Shreveport
2nd Place: Haughton Elementary School Technical Team, Haughton Elementary School, Haughton, LA
3rd Place: First Baptist Church School, Shreveport
Middle Level Scientific Challenge: In Theory
1st Place and High Instant Challenge: The Futuristic Monkeys, Elm Grove Middle School, Bossier City
Elementary School Fine Arts Challenge: Epic Remix
1st Place and High Instant Challenge: Haughton Elementary School, Haughton, LA
Middle Level Fine Arts Challenge: Epic Remix
1st Place and High Instant Challenge: First Baptist Church School, Shreveport
2nd Place: Elm Grove Middle School, Bossier City
Elementary School Improvisation Challenge: Case Closed
1st Place and High Instant Challenge: Haughton Elementary Improv Team, Haughton, LA
Middle School Improvisation Challenge: Case Closed
1st Place and High Instant Challenge: Elm Grove Middle School, Bossier City
High School Improvisation Challenge: Case Closed
1st Place and High Instant Challenge: Caddo Magnet High School, Shreveport
Middle Level Engineering Challenge: Built to Last
1st Place and High Instant Challenge: First Baptist Church School, Shreveport
We are proud of all of our teams and appreciate the dedication of the team managers and parents/guardians who supported them throughout this year!
Nancy Farley, Affiliate Director
Joan Turek, Regional & Training Director
Linda Endicott, Growth Director
and the Louisiana Destination Imagination Board
Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, 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 vital life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative & critical thinking.
For more information, visit www.destinationimagination.org
Emilie Gibson Remembered
Emilie Gibson, a former Louisiana Destination Imagination team member, was remembered for her creativity, grit, and bravery at the 2018 and 2019 LA DI State Tournaments. While a DI team member, Emilie bravely battled DIPG, an aggressive childhood brain cancer, and her family has established a foundation in her honor to raise awareness and funds for DIPG research. Visit the link below to learn about how you can help honor Emilie's memory and join the fight to end childhood DIPG cancer!
During the 2018 LA DI Tournament, a local news reporter covered Emilie's story. The KSLA 10:00 PM news clip, including interviews with Emilie's DI team manager, some of her school-mates and former team members, and with her father, Trey Gibson, may be accessed using the link below.
http://www.ksla.com/story/3764 0850/scholastic-competition- honors-bossier-city-student
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How to Start a Team
Destination Imagination teams require the oversight of an adult team manager, over the age of 18, who is interested in providing opportunities for children to learn new skills and solve a Destination Imagination team challenge.
All team managers must pass a background check before forming a team in order to protect the health and safety of team members. They must also be willing to participate in training, meetings with team members (virtually and/or in person), and help the team prepare for tournament events.
To register a team for the 2021-2022 DI season, visit the link below:
Information about 2021-2022 team challenges is available at this link:
Additional Resources are available here:
Visit https://www.destinationimagination.org/ for program details, team resources, and up-to-the-minute news.
Check back for updates and e-mail email@example.com with any questions you may have.
How to Become a DI Tournament Volunteer
Destination Imagination runs on VOLUNTEER POWER and we sincerely appreciate all of our wonderful past and present volunteers! Please spread the word about the benefits of Destination Imagination and help recruit volunteers for the 2021-2022 season.
We need energetic, enthusiastic adults to invst in the lives of the best and brightest kids that Louisiana has to offer. Our volunteers make Destination Imagination a life-changing experience for kids all across the world! Sign up today!
This link explains ways you can become involved as a volunteer with the Destination Imagination program: www.destinationimagination.org/volunteer/
DI Team Managers, Appraisers, Officials, and other volunteers must complete training in Youth Protection policies to work with children during the 2021-2022 Destination Imagination season.
Before you volunteer, please read the Youth Protection Policy below and register to attend either team manager training, volunteer training, or appraiser training this year. If you are chosen as a volunteer, appraisers and officials will receive instructions about how to complete a background check.
LA DI in the News
All teams are encouraged to host a skills day by inviting local professionals to teach basic painting, acting, sewing, building, and technical skills. Remember TMs, it is not interference to TEACH practical life skills as long as you are not influencing their ideas for official challenge solutions.
Visit the DI Resource Page for Valuable Team Resources:
Visit: www.dramanotebook.com/drama-curriculum/ for, you guessed it, tips on dramatic performances!
LA DI 2019 Tournament Results
Great performances and innovative solutions were showcased at the 2019 State Tournament. Congratulations to all the teams and thank you to all our great volunteers and sponsors. Special recognition to Elm Grove Middle School and Sun City Elementary School for hosting and to sponsor SuddenLink by Altice.