High school Odyssey of the Mind team heading to states

MARCH 6, 2017

The Scotia-Glenville High School Odyssey of the Mind team will compete at the state’s competition on April 8 at Binghamton University.

Two teams from Scotia-Glenville – one from the high school and one from the middle school – competed in the regional competition on Saturday at Shenendehowa High School. Winners at the state’s competition proceed to the World’s Finals at Michigan State University on May 24.

The high school team heading to the state’s competition include Emily Adis, Katelyn Adis, Libby Hanlon, Ciara Molumby and Lily Murphy. The high school team was coached by Irene Berry.

The Middle School Odyssey of the Team placed third. The MS team included Courtney Adis, Ty Carlisle, Nathan Ravick, Logan Soto, Arrianna Stark, Zach Talbot and Piper Wiegert. The middle school team was coached by Stevee Kaye.

Here are the results of Saturday’s competition – http://scores.nysoma.org/region7.php

Both teams competed in different divisions on Problem 3: Classics…It’s Time, OMER

The future and the past collide in this problem about important works of art – both existing and yet-to-be-created. Teams will create and present an original performance about time travelers looking to discover the inspiration for great works of art, little did they know – it was OMER every time! The travelers go back in time — twice into our past and once into our future. They will see OMER inspire two classical artists and a team-created artist from our future. The performance will include how the three works of art positively impact the world, a visual and audible effect that indicates when time travel is occurring, two re-creations of the classic works of art selected from a list, and a team-created work of art.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.

Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world levels.

Odyssey of the Mind is designed to help students:

  • Identify challenges and think “outside of the box” to solve problems
  • Develop team-building skills by working with a team of 5-7 students
  • Nurture and develop the creative thinking process as a problem solving tool
  • Learn how to work within a budget and how important it is to reuse and recycle
  • Understand that there is not always just one way to solve a problem

Here’s the Odyssey of the Mind website – http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/p/

Here are a few scenes from Saturday’s competition. Click on the image to enlarge it.