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Northeast Times | August 17, 2019

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Irving ISD: All Aboard! Destination Imagination Heads to State

Irving ISD: All Aboard! Destination Imagination Heads to State

Irving ISD had an impressive showing at the Mid-Cities Destination Imagination regional tournament this weekend. The district brought several teams to compete in academic challenges in the areas of STEM, fine arts and service learning. In the end, four teams are advancing to state, which will take place in Corpus Christi March 22-23. The winning teams are:

  • Gilbert Elementary “Snotworms” – 1st place in scientific
  • Singley Academy “Pollos Locos” – 1st place in scientific
  • Singley Academy “For Better or Worse” – 1st place in improvisational
  • Singley Academy “The Salty Potatoes” – 1st place in service learning

A unique honor also came to MacArthur High School senior Alan Gonzalez, who attended the tournament solo after his team faced a scheduling conflict due to another competition. As a result, Gonzalez could not be scored as rules state teams must have at least two players present to compete. In spite of the technicality, Gonzalez took the stage in a jaw-dropping improvisation and finished to a standing ovation. The judges awarded him the Spirit of DI Award for his tenacity, superior performance and bravery. “Gonzalez wowed the audience in a tale that would normally take multiple actors to achieve,” the nomination read. “Rather than leaving, he chose to stay and exhibit the spirit of DI. Today, he was the ultimate role model.”

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