Merrimack teams advance to state Destination Imagination finals

More than 3,000 people cheered on 160 creative problem solving teams at New Hampshire Destination Imagination regional tournaments held March 19 in Goffstown and North Sutton.

The top performing teams will advance to the state finals in Nashua on Saturday, April 2, in hopes of representing New Hampshire and compete with teams from 48 states and 15 countries at the Destination Imagination Global Finals in May.

Students participated in STEAM-based challenges that develop skills in creativity, project management, collaboration and problem-solving skills. Team challenges are focused in technology, science, fine arts, improvisation, structure or service learning. For more information about Destination Imagination, visit NH-DI.org.

Here are results by Merrimack teams in the Goffstown Regional. Results are sorted by challenge and then grade level bracket. Teams with ** are moving on to the state finals on Saturday.

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE –
PACE OF CHANGE

ELEMENTARY LEVEL

Second place: Goofy Goobers, Merrimack DI

MIDDLE LEVEL

Second place: The Kings, Merrimack DI**

IMPROVISATIONAL CHALLENGE –
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

ELEMENTARY LEVEL

First place: Five Musketeers, Merrimack DI**

STRUCTURE CHALLENGE –
MUSICAL MASHUP

MIDDLE LEVEL

Third place: Can-Can Clan, Merrimack DI