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CV Showcases Cleverness, Creativity in Odyssey of the Mind
 (Photos/Article Provided By: Cynthia Gates)
 
The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods, while having fun in the process.  By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to problem solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems, large and small, for a lifetime.  

This year, four teams represented Chenango Valley at the Region 12 Odyssey of the Mind tournament held at Broome-Tioga BOCES on March 10. These teams, along with their coaches, have been working on their solutions since last November.  Their hard work and dedication paid off at Regionals -- bringing home two first places, a third place and a sixth place.

The fourth grade team made up of Ava Jessup, Bianca Tuttle, Elizabeth Race, Braedon VanDoorn, Trevor McEnaney, and Eleanor Kruser was coached by Kristine Jessup.  They competed in the problem “A Stellar Hangout,” Division I.  This was their first year competing and they took first place at Regionals, qualifying them for the State Competition at Binghamton University on April 7, where they placed sixth out of 19 teams.  This was an awesome job for a first-year team!

The fifth grade team made up of Austin Greenmun, Abigail Randis, Samuel Brewer, Courtney McCabe, Arin Miller, Grady Heard, and Rhapsody Moss was coached by Jenn Greenmun and Amanda Randis.  They competed in the problem “Mockumentary!  Seriously,” Division I.  This was their third year competing and they placed first at Regionals, qualifying them for the State Competition at Binghamton University on April 7, where they placed sixth out of 19 teams.  They did an incredible job!

The seventh grade team made up of Savannah Greenmun, Dylan McCabe, Sadie Dutcher, Merrell Rouff, and Jenna Schaefer were coached by Cathi McCabe.  They competed in the problem “Mockumentary! Seriously,” Division II.  This was their fifth year competing, placing sixth at the Regional Competition.  Well done.  We can’t wait to see what next year brings!

The 12th grade team made up of Anna Stacey, Kaitlyn Mach, Megan Proutey, Linsey Reardon, Collin Zaic, Kelly Smith, and Matt Delaney was coached by Amanda Wheeler.  They competed in the problem “Mockumentary!  Seriously,” Division III.  They placed third at Regionals, and we are so proud of what they accomplished in their senior and final year of Odyssey.  We wish them continued success as they graduate and continue on their odyssey in life; whether at college or joining the work force, we know you are all destined for great things! 

CV Odyssey would like to thank Dr. Gill, the Board of Education, Mr. Heller, Mr. Attleson and Mrs. Hammond for their continued support of our program.  We would also like to thank the parents for their support throughout this very long season that is Odyssey of the Mind.  Without your continuous support of your child and their coaches our program would not be possible.  Finally, to our volunteers, the coaches, thank you so much for your unwavering dedication to this program.  You are the glue that keeps it going and our students are very lucky to have you on their side.

Congratulations to all of our teams, you are AWESOME!
 

Fourth Grade Team
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Fifth Grade Team
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Seventh Grade Team
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12th Grade Team
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