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Destination Imagination is a program that engages participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. The goal is for our students to be inspired and equipped to achieve anything they can imagine in life. Desert Hills Elementary has two teams that compete. We have a Rising Stars team coached by Ms. Avila. This team is made up of kindergarten through second-grade students who work together to learn the principles of DI. That means students have a fun learning experience that is kid-powered and team driven. Our second team is made up of students in third through fifth grade who explore STEM concepts in a hands-on environment. This team of students, coached by Mrs. Hernandez will learn how to think, not what to think while using creative problem-solving skills to change the world as we know it. This friendly competition motivates teams to reach for the stars while also rooting for each other and celebrating differences in ideas.