7 SG Odyssey teams compete in regionals; one team going to states

Student photomarch 7, 2016

Seven Odyssey of the Mind teams composed of 40 Scotia-Glenville students competed at the regional contest at Shenendehowa High School on Saturday, March 5; one high school team is headed to the state's competition on April 2 at Binghamton University.

The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting. Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability.

The local event is sponsored by the Capital Region BOCES. Here are the final results. Here is the state website. Here is the national website.

Amanda Shults coordinates the Odyssey of the Mind program at Scotia-Glenville. She can be contacted at scotiaootm@gmail.com.

These students participated in the Scotia-Glenville Odyssey of the Mind program this year:

Glendaal Primary (K-2) team: Gabriella Stark, Kiera MacIntosh, Sadie Leon, Abigail Taylor and Hunter Rockwood

Glendaal Team: Michael MacIntosh, Shannon Cook, Sophia Allen, Kara Goldstein, Shawn Dwyer and Ryan Dwyer The team performed Problem 4: Stack Attack!

Glendaal Team: Matthew Taylor, Hunter Stark, Pierson Long, David Viall, Austin Stark and Samantha Pedersen The team performed Problem 1: No-Cycle Recycle

Lincoln Primary (K-2) Team: Madeline Dievendorf, Owen Wilbur, Giana LaPerriere, Christopher Gillette, Matthew Gillette and Olivia Ogle

Middle School Team: Piper Wiegert, Arrianna Stark, Nathan Rarick, Logan Soto and Zach Talbot The team performed Problem 1: No-Cycle Recycle

High School Team: Ciara Molumby, Hannah Keane, Libby Hanlon, Emily Adis, Katelyn Adis, Kate Hillis and Lily Murphy. This team, which performed Problem 3: Classics... Aesop Gone Viral will continue to compete at the state level at Binghamton University on Saturday, April 2.

High School Team: Jaiden Shults, Tyler Molineux, Charity Stafford, Krystal Stafford, Noah Ashley and Leanne Brown The team performed Problem 2: Something Fishy

 Here are a few pictures from the day. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

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