By Karl Irons
Special to The SUN
Nearly 300 Colorado Destination Imagination (DI) teams made it through their regional tournaments, including three from Pagosa Springs, and competed at the state tournament held at Metro State College in Denver for a chance to represent Colorado at the global competition next month in Knoxville, Tenn.
DI is a competitive tournament that rewards creativity, cleverness, execution, teamwork and problem-solving. Teams of up to seven students select one of six “challenges” in the fall, work on them through the fall, winter and early spring, then compete against other scholastic teams of similar ages in their geographic region. Should they finish in the top two in their challenge in their age group at the regional level, they earn the right to compete at the state level. The top three teams at state can then go on to compete against teams from other states and other countries, as far away as South Korea and Turkey, at the global level.