Six Destination Imagination teams prepare for regional tourney

Destination Imagination


Good luck to our Destination Imagination teams, which will perform at their upcoming Regional Tournament on Saturday, March 21st, at Badger High School in Lake Geneva.

Delavan-Darien team managers say the competition will likely be tougher this year with both the South Central and Milwaukee Destination Imagination regions combining for a competition at one site.

Last year, four Delavan-Darien teams qualified for the state Destination Imagination meet. following state, one of the teams also qualified for the Global Finals.

Six Delavan-Darien teams will compete this year, including students from grades 2 through 10. The teams include:

(Team Name, challenge, (challenge type))

SOS – Save Our Skit, The Improv Game (Improv)
Dakota Taylor, 4, Turtle Creek; Daniel Carabellos, 4, Turtle Creek; Cameron Slater, 3, Turtle Creek; Hunter Childers, 3, Turtle Creek; Kylene Yartey, 2, Turtle Creek; Mason Stahl, 2, Wileman; Serenity Jensen, 2, Turtle Creek. Coached by Renee and Kofi Yartey.

Kandy Kids, Feary Tales, (Fine Arts)
Nathally Hernandez, 5; Anna Schluneger, 4; Ashton Flores, 4; Gracie Yartey, 4; Isaias Cardona, 4; Kyra Wolworth, 4; Ruby Perez. (All students attend Turtle Creek). Coached by Michelle and Ray Gardner.

Gummy Tiers, Making Waves (Science)
Jacob O’Brien, 7, Phoenix; Alyssa Fonseca, 6, Phoenix; Ethan Yarmo, 6, Our Redeemer; Faith Rothkapf, 6, Phoenix; Mitchell Stahl, 6, Phoenix; Marissa Torres-Raby, 5, Turtle Creek;

Neon Owls, The Improv Games (Improv)
Allison Rosencrans, Anna Sorg, Breanna Yartey, Gwen Acheson, Hailey Flores and Juliana Huerta (all Phoenix sixth graders) and Sofia Seitz, 5, Turtle Creek. Coached by Renee and Kofi Yartey.

Comets Party of Terror, Feary Tales (Fine Arts)
Tori Rhone, 8; Hope Childers, 7; Emily Cameron, 6; Francheska Sandoval, 6; Sophia Brandt-Reinhardt, 6. (All students attend Phoenix). Coached by Elisa Brandt and David Rhone.

The Thespian Thix, The Improv Games (Improv)
Briahna Cardenas, 9; Haillie Stirmel, 9; Makayla Graham, 9; Meghan Roum, 9; Payton Zacharias, 9; and Yesenia Cardenas, 10. (All students attend DDHS). Coached by Nicole Bowen and Tammy Stirmel.

The public is invited to attend the regional tournament in Lake Geneva.

“The best way to truly ‘get’ DI is to experience a tournament,” coach Renee Yartey said. “You will definitely experience some ‘out-of-the’ box thinking, which is the result of the creative and critical thinking methods used in DI.  All solutions presented for the challenges are the result of the students alone.

“Come see what Destination Imagination is all about. More importantly, come see and support the amazing students we have here in Delavan-Darien. We will all appreciate your support!”

Challenge times for the Delavan-Darien teams are:

  • SOS – Save Our Skit, 9:50 a.m., Recital Hall
  • Kandy Kids, 10:30 a.m., Auditorium
  • Gummy Tiers, 1 p.m., Room 115-119
  • Neon Owls, 2:30 p.m., Room 712
  • The Thespian Thix, 2:50 p.m., Room 712
  • Comets Party of Terror, 3 p.m., Auditorium

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