PHARR – Three school teams from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) have the chance to compete in the world’s largest celebration of creativity after advancing to the

Destination Imagination (DI) 2017 Global Finals. The teams are from Sorensen Elementary, Yzaguirre Middle School and PSJA

Early College High School. All three teams competed in the Engineering Challenge category.

The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), as well as, Fine Arts and Service Learning.

“It is an honor to have our district represented at the global level by such extraordinary students and staff,” said PSJA ISD Gifted & Talented Coordinator Noemi Serna. “Our teams have discovered the basics of hard work, determination, creativity and teamwork!”

DI teams that advance past Regional and Affiliate (state/country) Tournaments are invited to participate in

Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of student creativity.

More than 1,400 of the top-scoring DI teams from across 45 U.S. states and 14 countries will gather in Knoxville, Tennessee from May 24-27 to showcase their innovative

challenge solutions.