Decatur ISD is sending a Destination Imagination team to the state tournament for the sixth time in district history. The Decatur squad, which competes March 22 and 23 in Corpus Christi,was among a field of 10 DISD teams that competed in the regional compeition in February. Led by manager Gayla Ballou, the team is composed of 5th graders Maddie Ballou, Jocelyn Ross, Shane Elosique, Rhett Brent, Clayton Adams and Rann 3rd grader Laynee Ballou.
Destination Imagination is volunteer-led non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. The organization is a leader in project-based learning experiences, where students work together in teams to solve open-ended STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and service learning Challenges and then present their solutions at tournaments. Destination Imagination has impacted more than one million students.
Christi Perkins is the Decatur ISD Coordinator and serves on DI's regional board.
Team Manager: Crystal Perry
Award - Outstanding Story
Team Manager: Tiffany Joseph - Placed 8th
Team Manager: Brooklyn Huffman and Stephanie Massengale - Placed 4th!
Team Manager: Keri Miller - Rising Stars
Team Manager: Kristy Campbell - Placed 8th
Team Manager: Kristy Campbell
Intermediate and MMS
Team Manager: Gayla Ballou - 1st Place and GOING TO STATE!
Maggie Ballou - 5th
Laynee Ballou - 3rd grader from Rann
Jocelyn Ross - 5th
Shane Elosique - 5th
Rhett Brent - 5th
Clayton Adams - 5th
Team Manager: Stephanie Massengale - Placed 6th
Raven Noble - 6th
Kali Mitchell - 6th
Trynadee Massengale - 6th
Alyssa Massengale - 8th
Team Manager: Kelly Jacobsen - Placed 10th
Daniel Lo - 5th
Brookelyn Tucker - 5th
Shiv Patel - 5th
Chloe Hammons - 4th grader from Carson
eXtreme Team - Placed 5th