AYER — Teams from 17 surrounding towns came to compete in central and instant challenges during the Destination Imagination (DI) Region III tournament hosted by the Ayer School District.
Central challenge categories this year were Obstacles, of Course!; Hit or Myth; DI’ve Got a Secret, Chorific! and Switch! Each category had specific requirements. Every team worked for months to hone their skills for the March 29 competition.
Each category had three levels: elementary for grades three to five, middle for grades six to eight and secondary for grades nine to 12. The first-place finishers from each level will go to the state competition April 12 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
“We’re so proud of all of the participants for the hard work and dedication they’ve shown as DI teams,” said tournament Director Amy Messcher.
The results from the Region III North Central Massachusetts Destination Imagination Tournament were announced by the region Director Kim Gaudet. The local results are:
Obstacles, of Course!
Elementary: Page Hilltop School team B, third place.
Hit or Myth
Elementary: Oak Meadow Montessori School of Littleton, second place.
Middle: The Bromfield School of Harvard, first place; Hawthorne Brook Middle School team B of Townsend, second place; Nissitissit Middle School team A of Pepperell, third place.
DI’ve Got a Secret
Elementary: Squannacook Elementary School team B of Townsend, second place; Oak Meadow Montessori School of Littleton and Blanchard Memorial School team B of Boxborough, third place.
Middle: Nissitissit Middle School of Pepperell, first place; Shirley Middle School, second place; Littleton Middle School team A, third place.
Secondary: Ayer Middle-High School, first place.
Elementary: Squannacook Elementary School of Townsend, first place; Lura A White School of Shirley, second place.
Middle: Team Nashoba of Ayer, second place; Shirley Middle School, third place.
Secondary: North Middlesex Regional High School of Townsend, first place; Shirley Bemis team, second place.
Elementary: Page Hilltop School of Ayer, first place.
Secondary: Barn Rats of Littleton, first place.