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Destination Imagination is preparing Colorado's kids to be the innovators of the future by combining the arts, sciences, and technology with creativity, teamwork and problem solving.

Teams competed in regional competition in early April to qualify for state competition in Denver this weekend. Pictured are a number of the teams from Delta County that came together to find solutions to two separate types of challenges -- team challenges and instant challenges. They presented their solutions to appraisers in tournament-style settings. By working together to develop solutions, participants push the limits of their imaginations to better themselves and best their competition.

Please note: Photos were requested of all teams in Delta, but not all teams responded.

Photo submitted Ana Jurca, Claire Corbasson, Emma Corbasson, Shoshana Vigil, Zack McCormick, Blake Naranjo and Sameha Haque represented Delta High School at the regional DI competition. They placed first in improv and will be moving on to state. Their coach is Jill Jurca.
Photo submitted Hope Campbell, Anysia Hovel, Damion Bloodgood, Kurtis Nethington and Emma Roithmayr placed first in the Improvisational 3-peat. The team is coached by Megan Shreeves.
Photo submitted Payje Clark, Ryetta Davis, Raymundo Bermudez, Rosalea Gallegos and Zac Kuta placed first in the “In It Together” challenge. The team is from Delta Middle School; team manager is Kendall Hovel. Although they placed first in the middle level, team members won’t be competing at state.
Photo submitted Alisa Johnson’s team, The 7 Smarties, placed first in their scientific category at regional Destination Imagination competition in Rifle. They will be competing at state April 21 at the Auraria Higher Education Center in Denver. Seated are Sarah Clark, Zoey Shean, Eric Uribe and Joey Siennicki. Standing are Pete Herren, Alisa Johnson (coach) Morgan Farmer and Dakota Jessee.
Photo submitted The Garnet Mesa Elementary School team of Troy Siennicki and Nicholas Serve (back) and Xander Graff, Ava Shaball, Brei Atchley, Tatem Miller and Julianna Stagner placed first in the fine arts category and will be competing at state. The team is coached by Heather Carson.
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