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Creativity and Inventiveness Sparkle at Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind

Goshen High School performs Odd A Bot-image
Goshen High School performs Odd A Bot
On Saturday, March 4, 2017, seventy teams from local school districts in Orange and Dutchess Counties came together to compete in the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament. 

Odyssey of the Mind is an intellectual contest of creativity, inventiveness, mental acuity and elaboration.  The purpose of the competition is to focus on creative problem-solving using a team approach. It is based on the concept that "mind games" can be played with as much enthusiasm and competitive spirit as athletic games.
 
The students solve a long-term problem chosen from one of five categories which included: Catch Us If You Can; Odd-a-Bot; Classics... It’s Time, OMER; Ready, Set, Balsa, Build! and To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger.  
 

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CLICK HERE for NYSOMA Website with complete winner results. 

Teams were scored on a combination of points earned from their long-term solutions, spontaneous solutions and style.  The winning teams going to the NYS tournament are:

Problem 1 – Catch Us If You Can 
Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School  (Port Jervis) - Division I
Monhagen Middle School (Middletown) - Division II 
Goshen High School - Division III
  
Problem 2 – Odd-a-Bot
Sanfordville Elementary School (Warwick) – Division I 
Warwick Middle School  – Division II
Goshen High School – Division III
 
Problem 3 – Classics... It’s Time, OMER  
Central Valley Elementary School (Monroe-Woodbury) – Division I
C.J. Hooker Middle School (Goshen) – Division II 
Goshen High School – Division III
 
Problem 4 – Ready, Set, Balsa, Build!   
Pine Bush Elementary School - Division I
Crispell Middle School (Pine Bush) – Division II
Washingtonville High School – Division III
 
Problem 5 – To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger 
Goshen Intermediate School – Division I
Chester Academy – Division II 
Goshen High School - Division III

These teams will advance to the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Competition to be held at Binghamton University on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Goshen Division II Odd a Bot

Goshen Division II Odd a Bot

Warwick performs Ready, Set, Balsa, Build

Warwick performs Ready, Set, Balsa, Build

Odd a Bot Robot

Odd a Bot Robot