Rocky River City Schools News Article

Four #RrSchools Destination Imagination Teams Advance to State Competition

3/10/2020, 8:32:36 AM



ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Students from the Rocky River City School District competed at the Destination Imagination (DI) Region 16 Tournament at Beachwood on Saturday, March 7. The District had seven teams compete, as well as a non-competitive team from Goldwood, and four teams advanced to the state tournament.


The state tournament is scheduled to take place on April 4 at Centerville HS.


The following teams claimed first place at the regional tournament and qualified for the state tournament.


Retro Pandas (Kensington)

Cami Carroll, Shannon Heavey, Mia Lange

Team Manager: George Carroll

1st place in Scientific Challenge


Cardinators (Kensington)
Back-to-back 1st place finishes (2019 & 2020)

Alexi Kostakis, Abe Gould, Jason Fan, Kaleb Killen, Aiden Situ

Team Manager: Eleni Kostakis

1st place Engineering Challenge


DI Puppy Girls (Kensington)

Melina Zavago, Ava DeMarco, Kaja McKelway, Kiili McKelway, Mimi Myers

Team Manager: Ellen Zavagno

1st place in Service Learning Challenge

Only team to win “Spirit of DI” ribbon for displaying good sportsmanship



Noah Madsen, Chiara Kimmel, Ryker Mostoller-Gaggiani, Emmie Mzik, Ryland Neeper, Charlie Stephens

Team Manager: Chris Madsen


Other teams who competed at the regional event include:


Team YUM (Young Unique Minds)

Jane McCann, Kara McCann, Elizabeth Carney, Paige Rego, Cecilia Roche, Nina Tucci, Liv Yezbak

Team Manager: Katie McCann


The Sweaty Try-Hands (Kensington)

Eddie Boehm, Rocci Ciccoritti, Rocco Klidas, Elliott Millin, Charlie Pensom, Adam Schenker

Team Manager: Ellen Boehm


RRMS DI Super Heroes

Tom Malquest, Evan Baisch, Luke Buehrle, Sam Fadel, Gage Gray, Gigi Moeller

Team Manager: Melaney Malquest


Five first graders from Goldwood Primary School also competed in the Rising Stars non-competitive division and did a fantastic job representing the district.

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