Five Irving ISD teams are advancing to the 2024 Destination Imagination Lone Star Finals State Tournament following a strong performance at the regional competition last weekend.

Cardwell Career Preparatory Center – Las Tres Flores – Fine Arts Challenge

Singley Academy – ENIACATTACK – Improvisational Challenge

Singley Academy (University Level) – Duck Duck Goose – Scientific Challenge

Singley Academy – Spectacular Spectacles – Extreme Challenge

Stipes Elementary School – UBEEM – Engineering Challenge

Destination Imagination is an educational non-profit focused on five values: collaboration, respect, stewardship, perseverance and integrity. Teams compete in challenges for the following categories:

The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning and related skills. Teams have to design and build a pinball system through which a pinball moves and interacts with three machine modules.

The Engineering Challenge asks students to explore and apply engineering skills and tools to design and build solutions to specific applications. Teams have to design and build a modular device that will be assembled and then tested in two different configurations during the presentation.

The Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art. Teams have to create and present a story about a character whose discovery of an artifact leads to a finding.

The Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, scriptwriting and prop design. Teams have to create and present a story inspired by a work of visual art.

The Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity and storytelling. Teams receive topics and quickly produce a two-act improvisational skit based on a scenario.

The Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues. Teams have to identify, design, carry out and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a real community.

The Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends. Teams have to research underwater habitats, then create and present a play about a group of underwater creatures who go on vacation to an underwater habitat.

The Instant Challenge requires teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking. The team must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a short period of time.

Congratulations, and good luck to these state-bound teams!