Welcome to South Coastal Bend DI

The South Coastal Bend region had another strong showing at state competition. Eight teams qualified for Globals! Teams with an asterisk are Global Competition qualifiers.

Challenge A:  Show and Tech

11th Place - Windsor Park Elementary School - Thunder Time

Sara Brennan, Team Manager

*8th Place - Calallen Middle School - Illuminators

April Taylor, Team Manager

Challenge B:  Top Secret

15th Place - Ricardo Middle School -

The Last Ones Standing

Tamara Reyna, Team Manager

*2nd Place - Ricardo Middle School - The Stingers

10th Place - Ray High School -

The Team

Jane Wolter Williamson, Team Manage

Challenge C:  Vanished!

*4th Place - Ricardo Elementary School - Buzzin' Around

Tamara Reyna, Team Manager

Middle Level

17th Place - Gregory-Portland Intermediate - UnDecIDeds

Jennifer Henicke, Team Manager

*5th Place - Collegiate High School - DIabolical Royals

Krystal Watson, Team Manager

Challenge D:  3-Peat

16th Place - Windsor Park Elementary School - Creative Fours

Pooja Bindingnavele, Team Manager


17th Place - Allen Elementary School - Wildcats

Catalina Salinas, Team Manager

*3rd Place - Baker Middle School 

The Spice Girlz

Veronica Adams, Team Manager

15th Place - Veteran's Memorial High School -

Mama BuGo

Leigh Hutchens, Team Manager

Challenge E:  In It Together

*4th Place - Jones Elementary School -

Logic Seekers

Jennifer Scott, Team Manager


17th Place - Collins-Parr Elementary School - District VII

Amanda Rodriguez, Team Manager

18th Place - Bishop Garriaga Middle School - BGMPS1

Nieves Frazier, Team Manager

14th Place - Santa Getrudis Academy Weight of the World

Katherine Barrera, Team Manager


16th Place - Moody High School -

Village Hidden in the Leaves

Sharlene Walker, Team Manager

Project Outreach:  Ready, Willing, and Fable

*3rd Place - Windsor Park ES-

Feisty Marshmallows

Susan Fields, Team Manager


15th Place - Windsor Park ES -

DI Licious

Susannah Stearns, Team Manager

18th Place - Adkins Middle School

Michelle Poenisch, Team Manager

*8th Place - Ray High School -


Susannah Stearns, Team Manager



We had another successful regional tournament. Thanks again to the administration and staff at Veterans High School for letting the students borrow your campus.

Click Here for full 2017 Regional Tournament results.

2017 Regional Tournament photos

Tournament Video on Youtube


The Bend magazine featured two of our region's D.I. students in their Students Who Shine section. Read about Caroline and Saherish at this LINK.

Saherish Surani



Caroline Wetz




Photos from our recent D.I. workshop



Dr. Kimberly Bissell

Region Director


The South Coastal Bend region consists of the following 16 counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Calhoun, Dewitt, Duval, Goliad, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, and Victoria counties.