ND Teams Compete for Top Honors


37 Teams from Around North Dakota Compete For Destination ImagiNation

Thirty-seven teams from Centennial Elementary, Central Cass, Enderlin, Harvey, Leeds, Minot AFB, Northern Cass and South Fargo DI presented their creative solutions to a number of challenges during the Destination ImagiNation® State Tournament on Saturday April 2nd at the Central Cass School in Casselton.


Tournament results:

Challenge A: Unidentified Moving Object

Elementary Level 1st Place: The Underdogs, Leeds

2nd Place: Pogo Stickin’ Dogs, Centennial Elementary

3rd Place: All Star Blizzards, Central Cass

Challenge C: Triple Take Road Show

Elementary Level: 1st Place: Laugh Night News National, Ely Elementary – Rugby

2nd Place: Kooky, Crazy, Creative, Considerate, Kind, Cool Kids, Leeds

3rd Place: “S” stands for Super, Central Cass

Middle Level: 1st Place: oxyMoronic, Central Cass

2nd Place: I dunno., Northern Cass

3rd Place: Exit Here, Ely Elementary – Rugby

Senior Level 1st Place: Dang Girl!, Central Cass

Challenge D: Mythology Mission

Elementary Level: 1st Place: The 5th Grade Fruit Cakes, Centennial Elementary

Middle Level: 1st Place: The Deadly Ducttape DI-namos, South Fargo DI

2nd Place: Da Champs in Da Pants, Central Cass

3rd Place: Team AlphaWolves, Minot AFB Youth Center

Senior Level 1st Place: This is Inscribed in Ink, Central Cass

Challenge E: Verses! Foiled Again!

Elementary Level: 1st Place: The Miniature Jens, Centennial Elementary

2nd Place: Team Creator, Northern Cass

3rd Place: Casselton Freaks!, Central Cass

Middle Level: 1st Place: The Balsa Babes & The Glue Guy, South Fargo DI

2nd Place: The Amazing Harvians, Harvey

Rising Stars® Big Bug’s Bad Day – Teams are non-competitive and do not advance to Global Finals. Teams who showcased their challenge were from Northern Cass, Harvey, Centennial Elementary, Central Cass, and Enderlin.

First Place teams are eligible to advance to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN May 25-28th where they will compete with over 20,000 students from around the world. The competition offers an emerging view of 21st century education-one that has creativity, teamwork and innovation at its core. There will be Opening and Closing ceremonies as well as dozens of activities and pin trading! For more information about DI®, please visit our website at www.creatend.org.


Create North Dakota is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to foster teamwork, creative problem solving, and innovation with students from preschool through college. Create North Dakota is the exclusive sponsor of Destination ImagiNation in the state of North Dakota. DI ™, is one of the most popular extracurricular school activity in North Dakotawith some 300 student participants from several schools and community based organizations each year. Since its inception in 2000, CreateND has had over 5,000 North Dakota students in its creative problem solving programs.

Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, we reach 100,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. There are over 1.3 million Destination ImagiNation alumni around the world.

Destination ImagiNation, our core program, is an exhilarating after-school activity in which students work in teams to solve mind-bending Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together, and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges. Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills – they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving.