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Esko DI teams qualify for state

Three Destination Imagination teams from Esko Public Schools have qualified for the Affiliate (state) Tournament on Saturday, April 14, in Champlin, Minn.

The Dragonfruit Dominators team, front: Addie Lanthier; and back, from left: Bailey Myhrman, Jonah Laundergan, Kendra Putzke, Haley Mullen, Michelle Jokinen and Eleanor Graddy. They were coached by Jessie Graddy and Maddie Graddy. Photos submitted
The Dragonfruit Dominators team, front: Addie Lanthier; and back, from left: Bailey Myhrman, Jonah Laundergan, Kendra Putzke, Haley Mullen, Michelle Jokinen and Eleanor Graddy. They were coached by Jessie Graddy and Maddie Graddy. Photos submitted

Three Destination Imagination teams from Esko Public Schools have qualified for the Affiliate (state) Tournament on Saturday, April 14, in Champlin, Minn.

All three teams - Dragonfruit Dominators, senior level; Happiness Destroyers, middle level; and Octoporpoises, elementary level - qualified in the Fine Arts challenge, "Change of Tune."

DI is a nonprofit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, it offers seven new challenges in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning and Early Learning. Academic tournaments take place around the world.

Teams participating in the Affiliate Tournament may qualify for the Global Finals on May 23-26 in Knoxville, Tenn.

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