Di Globals webThe DIdeas Keep on Comin’ Destination Imagination team earned 5th place overall and 2nd place in Instant Challenge in the secondary level Fine Arts challenge at the Destination Imagination Global Finals tournament in Knoxville, TN. Team members are James Pipkin and Emma Thomas from Osseo Senior High; Erin Besser and Jess Bray from Maple Grove Senior High; and Brynn Moncur and Adamson Novak from Osseo Middle School. The DIdeas Keep on Comin’ team qualified for the Global Finals by earning first place in both the Minnesota regional and state tournaments.

More than 1,400 teams from 45 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces and 16 countries gathered to showcase their Challenge solutions with more than 17,000 people in attendance to celebrate creativity.

Destination Imagination is a creative problem-solving challenge with the purpose to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Students solve open-ended challenges that encompass STEM, Improv, Performance and Visual Arts skills. Teams learn 21st-century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and citizenship. During the four-day competition, participants have the chance to present their Challenge solutions and interact with DI teams from all around the world.