LISD DI teams thrive at Globals

LISD DI teams thrive at Globals
Posted on 05/31/2018

Congratulations to the eight LISD Destination Imagination (DI) teams who competed alongside 8,000 students from 15 different countries at the Global Destination Imagination Competition at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 23-26.

The purpose of DI is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.​ DI does this through a project-based learning experience that applies the creative process across seven different STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) challenges.

VHS Team 2

VHS Team 2: Project Outreach Inside Impact High School Level Challenge
2nd place out of 66 teams
Team Managers Keni Renner and Ani Jose
Team Members: Lekha Sripathi, Jack Emmerich, Pranav Jose, Samuel Weiss, Camille Forster and Vamshikrishna Pothireddy

Whitestone Team

Whitestone Elementary: Scientific Unlikely Attraction Elementary Level Challenge
3rd place out of 52 teams
Team Managers Suzi Simmons and Simi Khurana
Team Members: Angie Simmons, Avery Linden, Kiana Thompson, Maya Reddy, Madison Riccio, Payton Ortega and Katelyn Hutmacher

CRMS Team 5

Canyon Ridge MS DI Team 5: Project Outreach Inside Impact Middle School Level Challenge
4th place out of 74 teams
Team Managers Aradhana Suresh and Angela P. Boykin
Team Members: Brooke Avery Boykin, Ryann Lynn Wager, Aarushi Boppidi, Anya Chawla, Nehashri Natarajan, Gauri Bhavani Suresh and Advaith Gangadhar Suresh

CRMS Team 2

Canyon Ridge MS DI Team 2: Technical Maze Craze Middle School Level Challenge
5th place out of 86 teams
Team Managers Mandeep Chadha and Moninder Chadha
Team Members: Karen Li, Sahib Chadha, Akshay Boddapu, Shriya Ganesan, Ty Huey and Colin Kennedy


Cedar Park MS: Drop Zone Engineering Middle School Level Challenge
6th place out of 94 teams
Team Managers Lakshmi Rao and Hye Kyung Lee
Team Members: Alex Thummalapalli, Will Schmitt, Arnav Batra, ​Scott Marsh, Evan Spahr and Nicholas Doluisio

CRMS Team 1

Canyon Ridge MS DI Team 1: Project Outreach Inside Impact Middle School Level Challenge
10th place out of 74 teams
Team Managers Jacob Leffler and Janae Leffler
Team Members: Haley Judd, Xavier Leffler, Jeffrey Gunawan, Sameeksha Jayaprakash, Rachel Reynolds and Nicholas Tate Stephens

VHS Team 1

VHS Team 1: Technical Maze Craze High School Level Challenge
19th place out of 52 teams​
Team Managers Martha Montemayor-Rapier and Edward Rapier
Team Members: Lars Spinetta, Cristina Spellings, Nidhi Katta, Edward Alexander Rapier, Adrian Rapier, Eric Chan and Nick Chan

Steiner Ranch Team

Steiner Ranch Elementary: Engineering Drop Zone Elementary Level Challenge
20th place out of 89 teams
Team Managers Steven Welch, Robert Riley and Taylar Riley
Team Members: Brandy Eaton, Rowan Haney, Aidan Kemp, Isabel Riley and Elena Welch