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Katy, TX (March 4, 2016) On Saturday, February 27th, 8 teams from Michael Griffin Elementary participated in the Gulf Coast Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament held at Seven Lakes High School.  DI is a world-wide creative problem solving competition for students in grades K-university.  The competition is divided into “challenges” which enable students to showcase their research and creativity while learning about science, fine arts, engineering and community service.  The teams began to work on their solutions to their challenge in early October.

Griffin was well represented at the tournament bringing home several awards and advancing 4 teams to the state tournament to be held the weekend of April 1st and 2nd in Anna, Texas.  Winners from the state tournament will go on to compete in May at the Global Tournament held in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Teams advancing to state include: The Six Benz, Creative DI Cookies, Salsa Balsa and the DI Champions.  Two of these teams won awards for placing first in the Instant Challenge room.  The Golden Badge team received a third place trophy.  Students were recently recognized for their achievements on the Griffin morning announcements.

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Pictured: The Six Benz – Jacob Haven, Shane McCollam, Arjum Bhowmik, Sean Marchelli, Juan Martin Sandoval, and Andy Ko; Salsa Balsa – Aashrita Pantina, Nancy Hess,Sophia Owens, Mirai Drennon,Anita Kumar, Vishal Surya, Jacqueline Keithan, Avik Choudhary with Ms. Hess and Mrs. Keithan


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Pictured: DI Champions – Sydney Hanscom, Madeleine Stegall, Jaisal Kalapatapu,Zaahir Sharma, David Doan, Sameer Chakraborty, Madison Huang; Creative DI Cookies – Raymond Xu, Trevor Wegmann, Christopher Watson, Maya Mammen, Joe Dootson, Rebecca O’Rear
Courtesy of Michael Griffin Elementary



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