Odyssey of the Mind High School team heading to state competition

Odyssey of the Mind team dressed up in their costumes for the performance

Odyssey of the Mind team members showing off their ribbons in the gym at ShenendehowaFor the fourth year in a row, the Scotia-Glenville High School Odyssey of the Mind team is heading to state competition on April 7 at Binghamton University.

The statewide winners competed at the Worlds Odyssey of the Mind competition  at Iowa State University May 23 through May 26.

The team won the regional tournament for Problem 3, Division III, on Saturday at Shenendehowa. They bested teams from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Shenendehowa and Cobleskill-Richmondville.

Congratulations to the High School team:  seniors Emily Adis, Lily Murphy,  Hannah Keane and Kate Hillis; junior Ciara Molumby, sophomore Katelyn Adis and their coach, Irene Berry.

Check out the results here – http://scores.nysoma.org/region7.php

Three other Scotia-Glenville teams also competed at the regional event: two elementary and one Middle School, which placed third in the Classics… Mockumentary! Seriously? problem. The MS team outperformed teams from Draper Middle School and Mont Pleasant.

The High School team also performed a solution to this problem. All problems have an 8-minute time limit and is performed in front of a team of judges:

Odyssey of the Mind team dressed up in their costumes for the performanceClassics… Mockumentary! Seriously?

There are often two sides to the same story. In this problem, characters don’t always agree as they recount the classic story where they appeared. The team will select a classic from a list and present different characters in a humorous documentary-style performance where details are added, denied, exaggerated, and disputed. There will be interviews, behind-the-scenes “clips,” and voice-overs that take the audience through the story and help present the events as they “really” took place. Whose side will you be on?