Montgomery ISD Destination Imagination Teams Impress at Regional and State Competition

As with many events this school year, the Destination Imagination (DI) tournaments were set on a virtual stage this year. Montgomery ISD sent five teams to the regional level of competition. Of those five, four teams advanced to the state competition. In the end, Absolute 7 from Oak Hills Junior High and D.I. oh_My! from Lincoln Elementary earned a spot at globals. A first for MISD.

Destination Imagination is a global educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers. Students form teams of up to seven members. Upon forming their team, a challenge is selected and the team works together to develop a solution. Each team has at least one team manager (often a parent or teacher) tasked with keeping the team on track, but does not assist or interfere with their challenge solution.

“We are proud of the hard work, imagination, and creativity demonstrated by the Destination Imagination teams in MISD,” Director of Special Programs Amy Busby said. “Even though they were presented with unique challenges and new formats due to COVID restrictions, they persevered and had a successful competition season.”

Regional Results:
Flying Potatoes (Lincoln ES) – 2nd place (advanced to State)
The Pixel Racers (Montgomery JH) – 6th place
Absolute 7 (Oak Hills JH) – 2nd place (advanced to State)
D.I.oh_My! (Lincoln ES) – 2nd place and Instant Challenge Award (advanced to State)
Destination Interrogation (Montgomery ES) – 1st place (advanced to State)

State Results:
Flying Potatoes (Lincoln ES) – 11th place
Absolute 7 (Oak Hills JH) – 4th place (advancing to Globals)
D.I. oh_My! (Lincoln ES) – 2nd place (advancing to Globals)
Destination Interrogation (Montgomery ES) – 6th place and Instant Challenge Award

Oak Hills Junior High Destination Imagination Team Advances to the State Finals for the Second Year in a Row!


Oak Hills Junior High was represented at this year’s Regional Destination Imagination Competition by an incredible team, the “ABSOLUTE 7” and their Team Manager, Mrs. Jebousek. ABSOLUTE 7 earned 2nd place in the SCIENTIFIC category! The team was tasked with the challenge of creating a documentary featuring the story line of a Scientific Law which was broken. The team spent hours learning about thermodynamics, Absolute Zero, script writing, as well as various documentary techniques and video editing.

Team members Aubry Clevinger, Dillon Hight, Noelle Potee, Matthew Fitzgerald, Taylor Spier, Kimberly Boyd, and Robby Boyd impressed the judges with their creative Documentary. The Absolute 7 will now represent Oak Hills and the Southeast Region 6 at the STATE finals in late March with results announced in April! (This is Oak Hills’ second year in a row to advance to the State Finals competition. Unfortunately, last year’s competition was cancelled due to the lock down.)