Newman Smith HS Improv Team Advances to Destination Imagination Globals Tournament

The Newman Smith HS Improv team, “The Caarbadarbons” is advancing to the Destination Imagination (DI) Globals tournament in Kansas City in May. They placed second in the improv team challenge and seventh overall at the DI Lone Star Finals (LSF) State Tournament on March 26 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The Caarbadarbon’s performance consisted of a father telling his daughter a bedtime story. The story involved the father competing against Hans and Franz in a sheep herding contest with the help of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

The students on the team were:

  • Scotty Brady
  • Quentin Maese
  • Kaitlyn McKinley
  • Elliot Robinson
  • Reid Sherman

“We are so proud of the Newman Smith team and look forward to them defending their first-place title from last year’s Globals competition in person,” said Abbie Sherman, CFBISD Destination Imagination Coordinator and PEIMS Specialist. 

Before the state tournament, six CFB teams competed in the Trinity Valley North Central (TVNC) Regional DI tournament on Feb. 11, hosted by CFBISD at R. L. Turner High School. The teams each presented eight-minute solutions to their chosen challenges and had to think quickly during the instant challenge part of the tournament. 

The teams were:

Team Name

Grade Level





“Goat - The Highs & Lows”

4th Grade



McCoy ES

Arav Agarwal
Siddharth Gogula
Ansh Jalori
Shrihan Kamana
Yuvan Arul Selvan
Aadi Vaidya

“Blazing through Time”

4th Grade



McCoy ES

Kriti Bodla
Ariyana Molidina
Esselyn Mui
Rose Willingham

“The Pack”

4th Grade

Fine Arts


Landry ES
Las Colinas ES

Regina Bohn 
Ahaan Goyal
Sydney Kimball
Olivia Paxton 
Owen Paxton
Venkata Satya Sai Rishik Reyansh Boddapti

“Baconators in Time”

3rd & 4th Grade

Fine arts


Davis ES
Rosemeade ES
Thompson ES

Pete Adamo
Menona Anderson
Elise Enge
Michael Joles
Iris Lara
Coretta Powell

“The Caarbadarbons”


*Renaissance Award Winner

11th & 12th Grade



Newman Smith HS

Scotty Brady
Quentin Maese
Kaitlyn McKinley
Elliot Robinson
Reid Sherman

In DI, students work together in teams to solve open-ended STEAM challenges designed to teach the creative process. 

“Destination Imagination contests are important because students get to be creative, think critically, problem-solve, speak publicly, and work collaboratively,” said Sherman. 

Destination Imagination is a program open to all students sponsored by the CFBISD Advanced Academic Services Department. DI Info Nights are held in September to form teams for participation.  For interest or questions, please contact Abbie Sherman at or visit the CFBISD Destination Imagination website.