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Collins team earns international recognition for innovation
Collins team earns international recognition for innovation
Posted on 07/03/2019
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Three Utica Community Schools placed among the top 50 internationally in a competition that challenges students to use innovation, teamwork and creativity.

The Collins Elementary DI Rockets tied for 32nd place, the Messmore Elementary Leaaaaaaders took 40thplace and the Bemis Junior High School Imagine Dragons tied for 31st place in the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination competition.

The teams qualified for the global finals after earning top honors at that state DI tournament at Michigan State University last month.

Destination Imagination is a blend of research and creativity. More than 1.5 million students have taken part in its acclaimed Challenge program.

This year alone, 150,000 students have participated in tournaments throughout the U.S. and 30 countries in hopes of earning a spot at the Global Finals competition.

The UCS students will be among the 8,000 students representing the more than 1,400 teams that are eligible to compete for the Global Finals, held May 21-25 in Kansas City, Mo.