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Destination ImagiNation goes to state


April 5, 2019

William Bauer

Members and managers of the Cloquet Middle School Destination Imagination teams that competed at state last month included, from left, Lindsey Gallagher (team manager), Owen Brenner (front), Calvin Snesrud (back), Arrick Brown, Thomas Radosevich, Breanna Southerton, Aidan Sievert, Hunter Carr, Eli Jazdzewski and William Bauer (team manager).

When the regional Destination Imagination meet was canceled due to predictions of a winter storm last month, the DI statewide organization made an executive decision: they would send every team on to the state meet.

It can be difficult to describe Destination Imagination to a person who hasn't experienced it.

Some say the project-based academic challenges teach kids "how to think" - not what to think. Teachers like the way DI blends STEM education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. Many of the students like it because it's fun, although there's often a healthy dose of science and/or...

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