Mission CISD has seven Destination Imagination teams Headed to State

Mission CISD has seven Destination Imagination teams Headed to State 

Mission, Texas - 28 teams from Mission Consolidated Independent School District represented the district at the South Border Bridge Destination Imagination (SBBDI) Regional Tournament at Mission High School.  A big congratulations to the following seven teams for advancing to the Destination Imagination Texas Lone Star Finals on March 24-25 in Arlington, Texas: 

Improvisational Challenge University Level 2nd Place  

Lemon-Ators under Mabeline Rodriguez from Veterans Memorial High School 

Team Members: Gabby Longoria, Madison Davis, Ethan Zamora, Damian Adams, Destiny Herrera, and Nicole Salinas 

Scientific Challenge University Level 1st Place  

A Knight's Tale under Shawna Kennedy, Fabian Doty, and Martha Pineda from Mission Collegiate High School 

Team Members: America Martinez, Ian Mata, Dana Gonzalez, Kiana Reyna, Lauren Sanchez 

Fine Arts Challenge University Level 2nd Place 

The Dispersions under Shawna Kennedy, Fabian Doty, and Martha Pineda from Mission Collegiate High School 

Team Members: Izabella Lopez, Marylou Trevino, Diane Cordova, Alejandro Rodriguez, and Abrianna Garcia 

Fine Arts Challenge Middle-Level 2nd Place  

The True Hawks under Richard Obligar from Kenneth White Jr. High 

Team Members: Jonathan Delgado, Christopher Laboy, Abbie Canchola, Kate Rodriguez, Fredy Cortes, Lina Villarreal, Jorge Elizondo, and Bella Gonzalez

Scientific Challenge Middle Level 2nd Place  

Star-Crossed under Jennifer Ayala from Mission Jr. High

Team Members: Kayleen Wolthuis, Melanie Gonzalez, Leselle Tovar, Nicole Alaniz, Manuel Rodriguez, Aeryn Bautista

Fine Arts Challenge Elementary Level 1st Place 

Mysterious 7 under Corina Avila and Leticia De Los Reyes from Waitz Elementary 

Team Members: Janet Alizee Villalpando, Jenelle Celene Garza, Carina Jazmin Avila, Arashel Marie Gallardo, Gael Salazar, Yaritzell Guadalupe Mendiola, and Izaiah Noe Gonzalez    

Fine Arts Challenge Elementary Level 2nd Place 

Unstoppable Challengers under Celina Femat from Castro Elementary

Team Members: Kimberly Chapa, Scarlet Coronado, Yocelyn Escalona, Mia Hernandez, Cattaleva Mendoza, Raylee Ocanas, and Dulce Saldana                    

Destination Imagination is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization that helps kids around the world discover their creativity. This organization creates programs that teach the creative process in which students can solve problems in astonishing ways. It builds lifelong confidence in working with others in solving challenges. 

The Challenge program is the most popular among students and consists of choosing one of seven challenges at the beginning of the season. After weeks of creating and developing solutions, students go to a local tournament. The top-scoring teams advance to state or country tournaments. The top-level teams of the tournament go to Global Finals which is the world’s largest celebration of creativity.