From creativity to community with D.I.

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Wayne Kurtzman

Jeremy Anderson, Staff Writer

What do you get when you mix team building with trying to find a unique way to solve a very elaborate problem? Maybe you’ll need to build a life-sized story book, make art out of trash, or–as in this year’s problem–create a magical monster.

That’s Destination Imagination, also known as D.I., which Hollis-Brookline sophomore Simren Bhogal describes as “a creative problem solving competition, and you are given a challenge that the team has to make a creative solution for.”

Bhogal and her teammates– Amit Eshed ‘17, Trai Jimeno ‘18, Davin Jimeno ‘16, and Bishop Guertin’s Kyle Sawnson ‘17–recently won Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The team has become close during their time together: “D.I. is not only good for learning new skills, but it’s also good for bonding with other people,” said Eshed.

D.I. is perfect for those who love creativity and who want to bond with other people. Bhogal said, “It really teaches you to work together,” adding that she joined the team because she’s interested in the technological and creative aspects of D.I.

“My sister did D.I., and I wanted to follow in her footsteps. It gives you an opportunity to learn more and try different skills,” said Eshed.

The Hollis Brookline community is proud of the team for all of their hard work.