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Gearing Up For Globals: Students To Compete In Destination Imagination Finals

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WICOMICO CO., MD - It's a big year for Wicomico County: a record eight Destination Imagination teams are headed to the Global Championships in Tennessee.

For school students in the program, it's the Olympics of problem-solving and creativity – and it's just about two and a half weeks away. This means teams who qualified for the honor are running out of time to raise money for the big trip.

But, like the real-world problems the teams solve throughout the school year, they've always found a solution. 

"Sending seven teams, plus a private school is incredible," said Susan Bounds, Wicomico County School Board D.I. Coordinator. "That's truly amazing. There are few other counties that can boast the amount of teams they're sending."

It's the best of the best, competing and sharing the best problem solutions. From technology to public service, fund raising to distracted driving, these teams think outside the box and find the answers to real-world situations by working together and being flexible. 

They are among several important skills kids learn outside of the classroom that Bounds says is immeasurable in the growth and development of students.

"I heard of the challenges and I thought it might be really fun because this is my first year," said Landon Stauffer, a member of the Daydreamerz.

"It's just the most positive experience I know of for these kids," said Bounds. "I believe in the program for that reason."

And if you believe in these kids you can help them get to the Global finals. Each team needs to raise $10,000 thousand dollars to cover transportation, and lodging and meals on the University of Tennessee Campus.

Below is information on sending a donation to a specific team. Please make checks payable to each school and note "Destination Imagination" in the check memo.

If you'd like to make a donation split evenly among public school teams, you can send checks to:

Wicomico County Board of Education
PO Box 1538
Salisbury MD 21802

Bennett Middle School
Primetime DI Fun Guys
200 E. College Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21804

James M. Bennett High School
DInamic Peeps and the Juvenile DI-linquents
300 E. College Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21804

Fruitland Intermediate School
208 W. Main St.
Fruitland MD 218026

North Salisbury Elementary
DI Dynamite
1213 Emerson Ave.
Salisbury MD 21801

Westside Intermediate School
Funky Monkeys
8000 Quantico Road
Hebron MD 21830

Parkside High School
Parkside High Mediators
1015 Beaglin Park Dr.
Salisbury MD 21804

St. Francis de Sales
c/o Rob Costante - DI Team
500 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801


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