Teams from Wayzata School District headed to global tournament

Four of the 38 Destination ImagiNation teams from the Wayzata School District advanced to the Global Finals tournament in May in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Destination ImagiNation is an international problem-solving competition for kindergarten through college students that teaches life skills and expands imaginations through team-based creative problem solving.

Results from the state tournament:

Meadow Ridge Elementary School’s fourth-grade team, The Fire Breathing Chili Peppers, earned 10th place at in the fine arts challenge. Team members included Jenna Britz, Nicole Britz, Cole Kinkead, Katie Moon, Nora Moon, Jack Rothaar and Sophie Schroff, with Eric Moon as team manager.

Greenwood and Meadow Ridge elementary schools’ fifth-grade team, The Da Cheese, won fourth place in the scientific challenge. Team members included Alex Freeman, Jake Hoversten, Anuj Kakkad, Rushil Khadilkar, Arin Shrivastava, May Zeroni and Neev Zeroni, with Jenny Zeroni and Ashish Shrivastava as team managers.

Wayzata High School’s ninth-grade team, ImproGuys, won 26th place in the improvisational challenge. Team members included Brendan Bloom, EJ Hanson, Mitch Hyman and Ian Zukor, with Leondra Hanson and Sarah Waite as team managers.

Greenwood and Kimberly Lane elementary schools’ fifth-grade team, We Just DI’d It, placed 26th in the engineering challenge. Team members included Aparna Akathoottuparambil, Addison Colbert, Veda Devulapalli, Anahita Kaur, Diya Menon, and Saiganesh Pothakamuri, with Sreedhar Devulapalli and Cindy Colbert as team managers.

Wayzata High School’s alumni team, the Psychedelic Hippie Kaleidoscopes, won second in the university-level improvisational challenge. Team members included Justin Greenberg, David Mo and Abby Trouth, with Robb Greenberg and Diane Miller as team managers.