By Brady Haupt
Fifty-one Destination Imagination teams descended on Sturgeon Bay High School for the BayLake Regional and a chance to flex their minds. The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage, and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fine arts and service learning. The participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem-solving process. Lilly Schumacher of the Green Bay Notre Dame Academy High School team known as “Cheryl, from Financing” says that the program offers things that a regular classroom can’t.
Tournaments like BayLake are happening simultaneously across 45 states and in more than 15 countries and include students from elementary, middle and high school levels. Top teams from our area will advance to a statewide tournament, at the Stevens Point Campus, and teams that advance beyond the state level will compete in the DI Global Finals in Knoxville later this year.