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
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.