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Destination Imagination Teams Qualify for Global Finals

Destination Imagination Teams Qualify for Global Finals

At the 2018 Destination Imagination (DI) State Tournament at Michigan State University on April 14, three teams from Clarkston Community Schools qualified to compete at DI Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on May 23-27.

  • The SMS team took first place in the Scientific Challenge.
  • The CHS team took second place in the Improv Challenge.
  • The PKE team (which consists of students from PKE, NSE and BLE) took third place in the Engineering Challenge.

Another team from SMS took 7th place in the Technical Challenge while the third SMS team took sixth place in the Improv Challenge. Clarkston Elementary's team took 7th place in Engineering.

Hosted by the Michigan Creativity Association, the DI Tournament is said to be the biggest celebration and competition of creativity in the entire state. The Engineering and Improv challenges were particularly competitive due to the numbers of teams competing this year in those challenges.

About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.

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