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Creativity Reigns at 2024 Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 Tournament

Creativity Reigns at 2024 Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 Tournament

A total of 68 teams from 15 school districts from Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, and Dutchess counties came together to compete in the Mid-Hudson Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition (New York State Region 5) on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Orange-Ulster BOCES hosted the event at the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center on the Amy Bull Crist Campus in Goshen. 

Odyssey of the Mind is an intellectual contest of creativity, resourcefulness, mental acuity and expression. The focus of the competition is 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 problems are divided into five categories that include both long-term and spontaneous problem solving. Teams are scored on a combination of points earned from long-term solutions, spontaneous solutions and style. First place winners in each problem and division will advance to the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at the New York State Fairgrounds.

The first place winners include:

Problem No. 1: Drive-In Movie
Division I: tie: Pine Bush Elementary School and Sanfordville Elementary School (Warwick)
Division II: tie: Warwick Valley Middle School and Goshen Middle School

Problem No. 2: AI Tech-NO-Art
Division I: Sanfordville Elementary School (Warwick)
Division II: Warwick Vallley Middle School
Division III: Pine Bush High School

Problem No. 3: Classics… Opening Night Antics
Division I: tie: Pine Tree Elementary School (Monroe-Woodbury) and Park Avenue Elementary School (Warwick)
Division II: Washingtonville Middle School
Division III: Warwick Valley High School

Problem No. 4: Deep Space Structure
Division I: Pine Tree Elementary School (Monroe-Woodbury)
Division II: Todd Middle School (Poughkeepsie)
Division III: Washingtonville High School

Problem No. 5: Rocking World Detour
Division I: Park Avenue Elementary School (Warwick)
Division II: Circleville Middle School (Pine Bush)
Division III: Port Jervis High School

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School Districts Participating in the 2024 Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament:

  • Chester Union Free School District
  • Eldred Central School District
  • Goshen Central School District
  • Greenwood Lake Union Free School District
  • Middletown Enlarged City School District
  • Minisink Valley Central School District
  • Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
  • Pine Bush Central School District
  • Port Jervis City School District
  • Spackenkill Union Free School District
  • Florida Union Free School District
  • Valley Central School District
  • Wallkill Central School District
  • Warwick Valley Central School District
  • Washingtonville Central School District