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Four teams qualify for Destination Imagination state meet

Four Destination Imagination teams composed of Denton ISD students recently qualified for the state meet, where they will compete in a variety of academic challenges.


Destination Imagination pits teams against one another in a battle to invent creative solutions for complex challenges in a variety of fields. This year’s state meet is being hosted by Lubbock ISD and will be held at Coronado and Monterrey high schools April 7 and 8.


The district had eight teams recognized for their performance at the regional competition and advanced at least one team in each division to the state meet. The Braswell/Denton High team was also awarded the Renaissance Award for their project.


The state-qualifying teams include:


Elementary Level


W.S. Ryan – first place, technical challenge: Alex Evangelopous, Kingston Whatley, Sailor Whatley, Hannah Leija, Tobin Smith (team managed by Nick Evangelopous)


Middle School Level


Strickland – first place, technical challenge: Ashryn Pinkston, Jonathan Strange, Corina Pavlek, Saila Becker, Aiden Williams, Doretta Rockson, Ryan Johnson (team managed by Amdnda Pinkston and Amber De Los Santos)


Crownover/Calhoun – first place, improve challenge: Sebastian Bourbon, Ethan Jones, Siddhartha Shah, Sam Vader (team managed by Seema Gokharu and Angela Vader)


High School Level


Braswell/Denton – first place, project outreach: Colton Page, Keagen Gottlieb-Smith, Christian Hyde, Andrea Lomeli, Lydia Kasper (team managed by Trina Page)


The following Denton ISD teams were recognized at the regional awards ceremony:


Ginnings  – second place, improve challenge: Canon Delosantos, Kyuss Pinkston, Sawyer Becker, Saila Becker, Joshua Rockson; sixth place, engineering challenge: Canon Delosantos, Kyuss Pinkston, Sawyer Becker, Saila Becker, Joshua Rockson, Julian Mann, Lilli Williams


Newton Rayzor – sixth place, fine arts challenge: Siena Dickey, Harper Mullet, Tessa Jones, Landon Nance, Abigail Coelho


Calhoun – third place, project outreach challenge: Helena Coleman, Ben Coleman, Elizabeth Lock, Andrew Lock


For more information about Destination Imagination in Denton ISD, please visit