The Bedford Men's Club has made a donation to support the Bedford Destination Imagination trip to the Global Finals that begin on May 23 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Bedford schools will send to the competition 54 students in eight teams. Global Finals include 8,000 students from 48 states, ten Canadian provinces and 28 foreign countries. BMC President Dante D'Amato said, "The club has been proud to support Bedford DI teams for may years. We admire their hard work and many accomplishments, including sending so many teams to the Global Finals this year."
Bedford DI teams include students from grades three through ten. In the New Hampshire state competition, which was held at Bedford High School on April 7, nine Bedford teams earned the opportunity to proceed to the Global Finals, including two Bedford Teams who won first place in their events. The state finals brought the 104 best-scoring teams to face off during challenges in science, technology, engineering, visual arts, improvisation and service learning. "Bedford DI wants to thank the Bedford Men's Club for their on-going support for the past many years," said Beth Soederberg, DI team co-manager.
Destination Imagination is a leading-edge organization dedicated to teaching participants the essential skills of creativity, teamwork, and problem solving. To meet the critical educational need to teach students how to be world-class innovators and critical thinkers, Destination Imagination provides a number of extraordinary “hands-on and minds-on” experiences. Participants learn how to communicate their experiences to others. For more information, visit nh-di.org.