Showing off their imagination and problem- solving skills, teams from Sommer Elementary School and Pearson Ranch Middle School were named some of the top performers at the 2019 Destination Imagination Texas Affiliate Tournament on in March.
Round Rock ISD was represented by 9 teams at the state competition. Teams represented Sommer and England elementary schools and Pearson Ranch and Ridgeview middle schools. The teams had previously qualified for the state tournament by placing in the top three teams for their challenge at the Heart of Texas Regional Tournament in Leander on February 23.
The teams from Sommer and Pearson Ranch that placed second qualified to advance to the Global Finals in Kansas City.
Winning teams and student names are listed below:
- Magicians of the Mind, 2nd place and qualifying for Globals Finals, Sommer: Neel Hiremath, Anisha Hiremath, Nihar Bhave, Aman Dave, Anushka Shah, Spencer Griffin and Varun Murugan,
- We Don’t Get Distrac–Ooh, Pizza!, 2nd place and qualifying for Globals Finals, Sommer and Pearson Ranch: Nila Arunkumar, Surya Arunkumar, Anuj Bhatt, Prisha Mohan, Priya Parekh and Kavin Sankar,
- Quick-Thinking Quirky Quadruple, 5th place, Sommer: Surya Arunkumar, Neha Vijay, Aditya Bura and Topher Louis Beauchamp,
- Epic Eggs, 7th place, Sommer: Riya Kodukula, Anjali Mahajan, Leela Mutyala, Sabrina Lee and Diya Vijay,
- Creative Squad, 11th place, Sommer: Uma Nemani, Ridhi Moka, Shriya Rao and Esha Shanbhogue,
- DI Dolphins, 11th place, Sommer: Akshara Acharya , Abinav Prabhu , Aditya Narayanan, Inho Kang , Irene Patrick, Meghana Govind and Samika Raj,
- Gizmo Stars, 13th place, England: Ananya Vinod, Riya Duvvuri, Neil Vumuri, Vihaan Kagi, Aarthi Duddempudi and Ram Srivatsa, and,
- Microwaved Grapes, 17th place, Ridgeview: Kai Melant, Roy Liu, Jack Menk, Isabella Nahidi, Joy Wright and Zack Wright.