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Gwinnett County schools earn berth in Global Finals competition

Cooper ES and McConnell MS recognized

Gwinnett County schools earn berth in Global Finals competition

April 20, 2017

     Cooper Elementary School and McConnell Middle School have qualified for the Destination Imagination Global Finals after their performance in the 2017 Georgia Destination Imagination tournament. Cooper Elementary took home the top spot in the “Vanished,” Elementary Level category, while McConnell Middle finished first in the “Vanished,” Middle Level category. Cooper Elementary also won the “Ready, Willing and Fable,” Elementary Level. Chattahoochee and Bethesda Elementary Schools also secured top ten finishes in several categories. (The final results are listed below)

     The Destination Imagination tournament features open-ended Challenges that enable student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. After solving the Challenges, student teams present their solutions at the tournament. Each of the Challenges is developed by a team of educators and industry experts who target a particular area of the curriculum and its related standards of content and performance. The areas of focus include: Technical, Scientific, Structural, Fine Arts, Improvisational and Service Learning. There is also a non-competitive Early Learning Challenge that allows participants to develop social and problem solving skills.

     Destination Imagination, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that develops project-based learning programs that blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. Through the programs, students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn invaluable skills through the process including: Creative & Critical Thinking: Team Building, Problem Solving, Risk Taking, Project Management, Perseverance, Self-Confidence.
 

2017 GADI Affiliate Finals Results

 

Top Secret, Elementary Level

Rank

Name

Town

1G

7 Sensational Furious Falcons, Findley Oaks Elemenatry

John’s Creek

2G

Marshmallow Piggies Riding Fire, Kingsley Elementary School

Dunwoody

3

Megalodon Sharks with LaserBeams, Kingsley Elementary School

Dunwoody

4

Brain Hurricane: Category 6, Malcom Bridge Elementary

Bogart

5

The Night Wolves, The Museum School

Decatur

6

Spunky Spirits, Sharon Elementary

Suwanee

7

Competitive 7, Blandy Hills Elementary

Milledgeville

8

The Cooper D.I.ers, Cooper Elementary School

Loganville

9

Smart Tarts, Westside Atlanta Charter School

Atlanta

10

The Men in Black, Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

11

Dimon Dolphins, Dimon Magnet Academy

Columbus

12

Eagle Warriors, Austell Elementary

Austell

13

Cool Producers, Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

 

Vanished!, Elementary Level

Rank

Name

Town

1G

DI Cookies, Cooper Elementary School

Loganville

2

Vanishing Victors, Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

3

Chattahoochee’s Mighty, Chattahoochee Elementary

Duluth

4

Rainbow Bears, Blandy Hills Elementary

Milledgeville

5

River Eves 3rd gr D.I. Team, River Eves Elementary

Roswell

6

Sound of Color, Creekside Elementary

Milledgeville

7

Bethesda Fine Arts, Bethesda Elementary

Lawrenceville

8

Cookies and Cream, The Museum School

Decatur

9

Color Wizards, Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

 

Vanished!, Middle Level

Rank

Name

Town

1G

D.I. Divas, McConnell Middle School

Loganville

2

Lightning Ladies, Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

3

Brave Hunters, Oak Hill Middle School

Milledgeville

 

3-PEAT, Elementary Level

Rank

Name

Town

1G

Weirdo Burritos, The Museum School

Decatur

2

DI Daredevils, Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

3

Bear-STEM, Blandy Hills Elementary

Milledgeville

4T

Bethesda’s Actors Guild, Bethesda Elementary

Lawrenceville

4T

The Imaginistas, The Museum School

Decatur

 

In It Together, Elementary Level

Rank

Name

Town

1G

The Fierce Phoenix, The Museum School

Decatur

2

Mr. CT, The Museum School

Decatur

3

River Eves Dream Team, River Eves Elementary

Roswell

4

Banana-Jam, Findley Oaks Elemenatry

John’s Creek

5

Building Bash, Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

6

Bethesda’s Master Builders, Bethesda Elementary

Lawrenceville

7

Imaginary Explorers, The Museum School

Decatur

8

Beastly Builders, Austell Elementary

Austell

9

Pink Fluffy Unicorns, The Museum School

Decatur

 

 

Ready, Willing and Fable, Elementary Level

Rank

Name

Town

1G

The Brainstormers, Cooper Elementary School

Loganville

2

Wizards of DI, Compass Community Homeschool

Jefferson

3

Wonderful Working Wildcats, Chattahoochee Elementary

Duluth

4

The Green Girls, Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

5

A.C.E. Club, Project XL Readiness Program, Inc.

Fayetteville

 

 

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