Destination Imagination Global Finals Results 2021

  • Wylie ISD had four teams representing our district and state in the 2021 Global Finals Tournament. The results were released at a watch party held at the PAC, Thursday evening, 7/22.  All four Wylie DI teams placed well.  Texas was a dominating force, seconded by China.  
     
    Technical Challenge, Middle Level - Science Alliance, 9th place
    Coached by Jecilly Varghese and Sherry Hawks
    Team members include:  Benton Hanner, Kaden Copeland, Sanaa Salvi, Sarah and Hannah Varghese, James McCall and Tyler Hawks
    Team members are a combination team from both the East and West Jr. High
     
    Scientific Challenge, Elementary Level - Galaxy Goats, 12th place
    Coaches:  Amber Jansa and Naomi Woods
    Team members include:  Callie Woods, Fletcher Smith, Carter and Davis Edmiston, Elijah and Kaylin Bradford
    Team members are a combination of students from the East Elementary, West Intermediate, and West Jr. High
     
    Improv Challenge, Elementary Level - Detective Ducks, 3RD place 
    Coaches:  Kim Cheek, Misty Cantrell, Jennifer Young, Hannah Holmes
    Team members include:  Madelyn Cantrell, Liam Chapman, Cooper Penney, Addison Casteneda, Alexia Holmes, Emmalyn Young, and Whitney Jones
    Team members are a combination team from both the East and West Jr. High
     
    Service Podcast Challenge, Secondary Level- The Metallic Chickens, 17th place
    Coaches:  Tonya McElyea, Melissa Bulls, Michelle Burleson, and Julie Page
    Team members:  Abbie Bulls, McKenzie McElyea, Kelsie Burleson, Kyle Page, Sheridan Johnson, and Avery Nelson. 
     
    These four teams worked many long hours in May and June to prepare their final video submissions for the virtual tournament. We appreciate the district and community support in the international competition.  
     
    The 2021-2022 competitive season is scheduled to be returning to face to face rather than virtual.  Information about auditioning and coaching a DI team will be released in late August on the district website. Destination Imagination is an opportunity for students interested in STEM competitions with a fine arts element. Wylie ISD offers the program by audition in grades 3-12.