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Katy ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to Global Finals Competition

Nine Katy ISD Destination Imagination (DI) teams are advancing to the Global Finals Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri on May 21-23 to compete in creative problem-solving challenges. The following teams will represent Katy ISD at the Global Tournament.


Team Name

(Elementary, Middle & Secondary)

State Ranking

Seven Lakes High

Crash Test Dummies

Service Learning – High Stakes (Secondary)


Exley Elementary

The Golden Knights

Engineering – Thrill Ride (Elementary)


Holland Elementary

Space Huskies

Service Learning – High Stakes (Elementary)


Seven Lakes Junior High

The Ultimate Knights

Engineering – Thrill Ride (Middle)


Bryant Elementary

The Puzzlers

Technical – Piece by Piece (Elementary)


Morton Ranch High

The Nerd Herd

Improvisational – Showdown (Secondary)


Alexander Elementary

Smart Stars

Fine Arts – Flip the Script (Elementary)


Tays Junior High

Tricky Twix

Service Learning – High Stakes (Middle)


Seven Lakes High

Houston We Have a Problem

Fine Arts – Flip the Script (Secondary)



At the recent  Lone Star Finals State Tournament, The Nerd Herd from Morton Ranch High School and DIdymos from Beck Junior High participated in a special Instant Challenge category and brought home top honors.  The Ultimate Knights from Seven Lakes Junior High earned a Renaissance Award. 

“It’s so impressive to see multiple teams from Katy ISD headed to the global level each year to demonstrate their exceptional teamwork, creativity and skills,” said Dr. Joan Otten, Director of Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department.  “These types of tournaments encourage students to showcase their creativity, critical thinking as well as the importance of collaboration among their teammates,” added Otten. 

Destination Imagination is a school-based program devoted to helping students gain practical life skills through interesting, entertaining and mind-boggling challenges.  The program is created and guided by parents, educators and community volunteers who support students in developing their imagination and innovation. 

Photo Gallery:  Destination Imagination Teams Going to Global Finals

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