Kennedy Middle School Destination Imagination Team Takes First Place in Division, Moves to States!

Kennedy MS’s Destination Imagination Teams Take First Place!

Natick’s Destination Imagination teams presented their solutions at the Region 8 tournament this past Saturday.  The mixed-grade team made up of Zachary and Kate Alexander, Adhvika Arunkumar, Liam Beauregard and Julia and Sophie Van Rhijn placed second in their challenge/level.  The 7th grade team, in their second year participating, placed first in their challenge/level and will be moving on to the state tournament at WPI on March 28th.  In addition, they also received a Renaissance award for their amazing props, scenery and costumes.  The 7th grade team members include: Ellen Kearnan, Marina Lyon, Max Tuck, Mackenzie Burgoyne, Brooke Dziadul, and Shayna Deltano.

Destination Imagination (DI) is an international creative problem-solving program that challenges students to work with a team to think outside the box in order to solve one of six different challenges focused on technical/engineering, science, theatre, improv, structure or service learning.  Teams work from October through March and present their solution at a regional showcase competition in early spring.  Destination Imagination builds the skills students need to be competitive and successful in today’s workforce; all while having fun!  DI – from imagination to innovation!

For more information on DI, contact Karin Knapik at and visit


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