CORPUS CHRISTI - Students from the Coastal Bend participated in the South Coastal Bend Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament held Saturday, Feb. 24 at Veterans Memorial High School with several local teams headed to State Competition in Dallas.

DI is a problem-solving organization where students, from all over the world, to show off their creativity and talent. Students must make and design their own scripts, props and costumes without adult interference.

Students use boxes, fabric, duct tape and paint, for example, to make their props and costumes.Students pick a theme approved by DI instructors. DI is more than students having fun. They must use their math, science and critical thinking skills to solve problems.

The Magellan Award- For completing five different DI Central Challenges throughout their DI years. There have been only five students who have received this award.

Three students from San Diego ISD received the Magellan Award this year.

San Diego High School - Iliana Casas

Bernarda Jaime Junior High - Brandon Barrera and Alejandra Lea Trevino

Challenge A: Maze Craze

Elementary Level

1st place - Calallen ISD - Magee Elementary - The Maroon Dragons

2nd place - San Diego ISD - Collins - Parr Elementary - Brainstormers

3rd place - San Diego ISD - Collins - Parr Elementary - Mindblowers

Middle School Level

1st place - Calallen ISD - Calallen Middle School - The Wildcards

2nd place - Corpus Christi ISD - Adkins Middle School - The Go-Getters

3rd place - Alice ISD - Memorial Intermediate - Extreme Brains I

Secondary Level

1st place - St Paul II

Challenge B: Unlikely Attraction

Elementary Level

2nd place - Alice ISD - Salazar Elementary - Spicy Spaghetti Dragons

3rd place - Freer ISD - Norman Thomas Elementary - Creative Minds

Middle School Level

1st place - Calallen ISD - Calallen Middle School - Mad Creators

2nd place - San Diego ISD - Bernada Jamie Junior High - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

3rd place - Freer ISD - The 5th Chapter

Secondary Level

1st place - San Diego ISD - Bernada Jaime Junior High - Musically Apologetic

University Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - WB Ray High School - The Team

Challenge C: Change of Tune

Elementary Level

1st place - Private/Charter - Bobcat Nation (students from St. Elizabeth) - Bobcats

3rd place - Freer ISD - Norman Thomas Elementary - Dino-Chaos

Middle School Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - Baker - Diversity

2nd place - Gregory Portland ISD - Gregory Portland - Mperfectionistas & The Picky One

3rd place - Private/Charter - Seashore - Apricots

Secondary Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - Ray - Owlbert & the DeInsteins

3rd place - San Diego ISD - Bernada Jaime Junior High School - Mu$IC@l

University Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - Collegiate - DI-abolical Royals

Challenge D: Treasure

Elementary Level

2nd place - Freer ISD - Norman Thomas Elementary - Explosive

3rd place - Corpus Christi ISD - Allen Elementary - DI Steins

Middle School Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - Baker Middle School - DI-Saccharides

2nd place - Robstown ISD - Seale Junior High - Caffeine Crew

Secondary Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - Collegiate High School - DI do that?

2nd place - Corpus Christi ISD - Veterans Memorial High School - The Crew

Challenge E: Drop Zone

Elementary Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - Windsor Park Elementary - Fiesty Marshmallows

2nd place - Freer ISD - Norman Thomas Elementary - Rainbow 5

3rd place - San Diego ISD - Collins - Parr Elementary - DI Terminators

Middle School Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - Grant Middle School - Logic Seekers

2nd place - Corpus Christi ISD - Metro Prep Middle School - DIWhy

Secondary Level

3rd place - Corpus Christi ISD - Moody High School - Team Managers

Challenge Project Outreach

Elementary Level

1st place - Freer ISD - Norman Thomas Elementary - Mystical 6

3rd place - Alice ISD - Dubose Intermediate - D-I Nosaurs

Middle School Level

1st place - Corpus Christi ISD - Adkins Middle School - Fifty Shades of Impact

State competition with be on April 6.