At an Odyssey of the Mind competition, students must develop unique and
original solutions to specific problems, based on criteria set by the
Teams that placed first or second in the weekend states competition
advance to the worlds-level Odyssey competition in Michigan in May.
The Glendaal team placed 5th out of 15
teams from across New York state in the Division 1 Return to the Gift of
Flight competition with a cumulative score of 278.75 points out of 350
Their problem stated that the team: "will make and operate a series of
aircraft that will complete a variety of flight plans. The flight plans
include flying straight, making a target spin, traveling slowly,
dropping something into a target, touching down and taking off, and a
mass launch of multiple aircraft. The aircraft in the solution will be
made of a variety of materials and will have a variety of power sources.
The testing of the aircraft will be presented in a team-created
performance that will include a character that serves as a creative 'air
Representing Glendaal at states were: Brandon Clark
Richard "R.J." Paskiewicz
All the students are in grade 5
The coaches were Tammy Boyd, Janet Mallozzi and Mark Hempstead.
The Glen-Worden team placed 11th out of
21 teams from across the state in the Division 1 Food Court competition
with a cumulative score of 276.51 out of 350 maximum points.
Their problem stated they had to: "create and present a humorous
performance where a food item is accused of being unhealthy and must
defend itself among its food peers. All characters are food items and
will include "the accused," "the accuser," a jury that is not portrayed
by team members, and additional team-created characters. The jury will
reveal its decision to the audience. They created and presented a
humorous performance in which a food items is accused of being unhealthy
and must defend itself among its food peers."
Representing Glen-Worden at states were: Libby Hanlon
All students are in grade 5 except Ryan, who is in grade 4.
The coaches were Christine DeCarlo and Gregg Zeman.
Suzanne Meeker is the Scotia-Glenville School District Odyssey organizer
On March 6, 13 Scotia-Glenville teams participated in the regional
Odyssey competition. The Glendaal team mentioned above placed 1st out of
four teams solving the Return to the Gift of Flight problem and the
Glen-Worden team mentioned above placed 1st out of 19 teams solving the
Food Court problem.